/ (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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Example sentences from the Web for shivah

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

    Ghetto Tragedies|Israel Zangwill
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