- a city in central Turkey.
Examples from the Web for sivas
The walls of Smyrna were undermined in the same way as those of Sivas.The Turkish Empire, its Growth and Decay
It is connected with Sivas by a chausse, prolonged to the Euphrates.
Sivas rugs are in most cases small, measuring about eight by four feet; but lately larger and more attractive rugs are being made.
Sivas rugs are always woven of wool, and almost every hamlet carries on the industry of weaving in the homes.
But the "sitting" sivas are essentially dances of the arms; and never were seen such arms as in Samoa.In the Track of the Trades
Lewis R. Freeman
- a city in central Turkey, at an altitude of 1347 m (4420 ft): one of the chief cities in Asia Minor in ancient times; scene of the national congress (1919) leading to the revolution that established modern Turkey. Pop: 266 000 (2005 est)
- Hinduism the destroyer, one of the three chief divinities of the later Hindu pantheon, the other two being Brahma and Vishnu. Siva is also the god presiding over personal destinies
Word Origin and History for sivas
also Shiva, one of the three supreme gods of Hinduism, lord of destruction and reproduction, 1788, from Hindi Shiva, from Sanskrit Sivah, literally "propitious, gracious," from PIE *ki-wo-, from root *kei- "beloved, dear" (connected with Latin civis "citizen," literally "member of a household"), also "to lie, couch" (cf. cemetery). But by some this is said to be a euphemism. Related: Sivaism; Sivaistic.