What does siva mean?

Definitions for sivaˈsi və, ˈʃi-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Siva, Shiva(noun)

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


  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

  2. Origin: [Skr. Civa, properly, kind, gracious.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Siva

    sē′va, n. the third god of the Hindu Trimúrti or triad, representing the principle of destruction and of reproduction.—adj. Sivaist′ic.—n. Si′vaite. [Sans. çiva, happy.]

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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Anagrams for siva »

  1. avis, vias, visa, Visa

  2. Avis

  3. Vias

  4. Visa


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of siva in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of siva in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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