Definition of Shivah

1. Noun. (Judaism) a period of seven days of mourning after the death of close relative. "The family is sitting shiva"

Exact synonyms: Shibah, Shiva
Category relationships: Judaism
Generic synonyms: Hebdomad, Week



Definition of Shivah

1. Noun. alternative spelling of shiva ¹

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Definition of Shivah

1. shiva [n -S] - See also: shiva

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shivah

shiur
shiurim
shiv
shiv'ah
shivah (current term)
shivahs
shivaree
shivareed
shivareeing
shivarees
shivas
shive
shiver
shiver-spar
shiver my timbers
shivered
shiverer
shiverers
shiverier

Literary usage of Shivah

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Book of Life: Services and Ceremonies Observed at the Death Bed, House by Barnett Abraham Elzas (1915)
"If, during the shivah a person loses another relative, he tears the same ... Should he lose a parent during or shortly after the shivah for relations, ..."

2. The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1913)
"FISHING WEN I git up in de mo'nin' an' de clouds is big an' black, Dey 's a kin' o' wa'nin' shivah goes a-scootin' down my back; Den I says to my ol' ooman ..."

3. The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1913)
"FISHING WEN I git up in de mo'nin' an' de clouds is big an' black, Dey 's a kin' o' wa'nin' shivah goes a-scootin' down my back; Den I says to my ol' ooman ..."

4. History of the Jews in Russia and Poland, from the Earliest Times Until the by Simon Dubnow (1916)
"... shivah [" Her Seven Pillars," allusion to Prov. ix. 1], by Bezalel of Kobrin, 1666; Maor ha-katon ["The Lesser Light," allusion to Gen. i. ..."

5. Candle-lightin' Time by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1901)
"Wen I git up in de mo'nin' an' de clouds is big an' black, Dey 's a kin' o' wa'nin' shivah goes a-scootin' down my back; Den I says to my ol' ooman ez I ..."

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