Saiva

[ sahy-vuh ]

nounHinduism.

Origin of Saiva

1
From the Sanskrit word śaiva

Other words from Saiva

  • Saivite, noun

Words Nearby Saiva

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British Dictionary definitions for Saiva

Saiva

/ (ˈsaɪvə, ˈʃaɪ-) /


noun
  1. a member of a branch of Hinduism devoted to the worship of Siva, but rejecting the notion of his incarnations

adjective
  1. of or relating to Saivism or Saivites

Derived forms of Saiva

  • Saivism, noun
  • Saivite, noun

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