shivah

noun shi·vah \ˈshi-və\
variants: or

shiva

or less commonly

shive

play \ˈshi-və\

Definition of shivah

  1. :  a traditional seven-day period of mourning the dead that is observed in Jewish homes —often used in the phrase sit shivah

Origin and Etymology of shivah

Hebrew shibhʽāh seven (days)


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