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Shiva

[shee-vuh] /ˈʃi və/
noun, Hinduism.
1.
“the Destroyer,” the third member of the Trimurti, along with Brahma the Creator and Vishnu the Preserver.
Also, Siva.
Origin of Shiva
< Sanskrit: literally, the auspicious
Related forms
Shivaism, noun
Shivaist, noun
Shivaistic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for shivaism

Shiva

/ˈʃiːvə; ˈʃɪvə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Siva
Derived Forms
Shivaism, noun
Shivaist, noun, adjective
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Word Origin and History for shivaism

shiva

n.

see shivah or siva.

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