shivah
or shiva; also shive noun Etymology: Hebrew shibh‘āh seven (days) Date: 1875 a traditional seven-day period of mourning the dead that is observed in Jewish homes — often used in the phrase sit shivah

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  • shivah — /shiv euh/, n. Judaism. 1. the mourning period, following the funeral and lasting traditionally for seven days, observed by Jews for a deceased parent, sibling, child, or spouse. 2. sit shivah, to observe this period. Also, shibah. [ < Heb shibh… …   Universalium

  • shivah —    , shiva    (SHIH vah) [Hebrew: seven] In Judaism, a sevenday period of mourning observed after the funeral of a family member. To “sit shivah” is to observe such a period …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

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  • shivah — shi•vah or shibah [[t]ˈʃɪv ə[/t]] n. Judaism. jud a mourning period of seven days observed after the funeral of a close relative • Etymology: < Heb shibh‘āh lit., seven …   From formal English to slang

  • shivah — noun (Judaism) a period of seven days of mourning after the death of close relative the family is sitting shiva • Syn: ↑shiva, ↑shibah • Topics: ↑Judaism • Hypernyms: ↑week …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Shivah Asar Betammuz — Seph. Heb. /shee vah ah sahrdd bi tah moohz/; Ashk. Heb. /shiv euh aw seuhrdd bi tah mooz, shi vaw aw sawrdd / a Jewish fast day observed on the 17th day of Tammuz in memory of the breach of the walls of Jerusalem by the Romans in A.D. 70. Also,… …   Useful english dictionary

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