the mourning period, following the funeral and lasting traditionally for seven days, observed by Jews for a deceased parent, sibling, child, or spouse.
sit shivah, to observe this period.
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
[Sephardic Hebrew shee-vah ah-sahr bi-tah-mooz; Ashkenazic Hebrew shiv-uh aw-suh r bi-tah-moo z, shi-vaw aw-sawr] /Sephardic Hebrew ʃiˈvɑ ɑˈsɑr bɪˈtɑ muz; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈʃɪv ə ˈɔ sər bɪˈtɑ mʊz, ʃɪˈvɔ ɔˈsɔr/ noun 1. a Jewish fast day observed on the 17th day of Tammuz in memory of the breach of the walls of Jerusalem by the […]
noun 1. a mock serenade with kettles, pans, horns, and other noisemakers given for a newly married couple; charivari. 2. Informal. an elaborate, noisy celebration. verb (used with object), shivareed, shivareeing. 3. to serenade with a shivaree. noun (US & Canadian) 1. a discordant mock serenade to newlyweds, made with pans, kettles, etc 2. a […]
[shee-vuh-shuhk-tee] /ˈʃi vəˈʃʌk ti/ noun, Hinduism. 1. the Godhead, of which the masculine, passive, transcendent, eternal principle is Shiva, and the feminine, active, immanent, temporal principle is Shakti, the Divine Mother.
noun 1. a city in N Kentucky, near Louisville.