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Meaning of shivah

shi•vah

Pronunciation: (shiv'u), [key]
— n. Judaism.
  1. the mourning period, following the funeral and lasting traditionally for seven days, observed by Jews for a deceased parent, sibling, child, or spouse.
  2. to observe this period.
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