follow Dictionary.com

What do a.m. and p.m. stand for?

Siva

[see-vuh, shee-vuh] /ˈsi və, ˈʃi və/
noun, Hinduism.
1.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for Siva
British Dictionary definitions for Siva

Siva

/ˈsiːvə; ˈsɪvə/
noun
1.
(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
from Sanskrit Śiva, literally: the auspicious (one)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for Siva
n.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Siva

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Siva

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with Siva

Nearby words for siva