Definitions for sivaˈsi və, ˈʃi-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Si•vaˈsi və, ˈʃi-(n.)

  1. Category: Eastern Religions

    Ref: Shiva.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Siva, Shiva(noun)

    the destroyer; one of the three major divinities in the later Hindu pantheon

Wiktionary

  1. Siva(ProperNoun)

    The Hindu God of Destruction.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Siva(noun)

    one of the triad of Hindoo gods. He is the avenger or destroyer, and in modern worship symbolizes the reproductive power of nature

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Siva

    or Çiva, the Destroyer in the Hindu trinity, in which Brahma is the Creator and Vishnu the Preserver; Vishnu representing, as it were, death issuing in life, and Siva life issuing in death, the transition point, and Brahma, who, by means of them, "kills that he may make alive." He is worshipped as "Mahâdêva" or the great god, and his worshippers are called Saivas or Çaivas, as distinct from those of Vishnu, which are called Vaishnavas. The linga (q. v.) is his symbol, in emblem of the creation which follows destruction. See Psalm xc. 3.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

plaster(noun)

(also adjective) (of) a substance put on walls, ceilings etc which dries to form a hard smooth surface

He mixed up some plaster to repair the wall; a plaster ceiling.

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