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shivah

/ (ˈʃivɑ, ˈʃivə) /
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noun Judaism
the period of formal mourning lasting seven days from the funeral during which the mourner stays indoors and sits on a low stool
sit shivah to mourn
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Word Origin for shivah

from Hebrew, literally: seven (days)
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How to use shivah in a sentence

  • To see thee one would think thou wast sitting Shivah over my corpse.

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