• WordNet 3.6
    • n Siva the destroyer; one of the three major divinities in the later Hindu pantheon
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Siva (Hindoo Myth) One of the triad of Hindoo gods. He is the avenger or destroyer, and in modern worship symbolizes the reproductive power of nature.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Siva In later Hindu myth., the name of a god of highest rank, supreme god in the opinion of his sectaries, but also combined with Brahma and Vishnu in a triad, in which he represents the principle of destruction. One of his principal emblems is the lingam or phallus, symbolical of creation which follows destruction; and he is represented with symbols of cruelty and carnage.
    • n Siva In ornithology, a genus of Asiatic birds, such as S. cyanuroptera, S. strigula, and S. castaneicauda: so named by Hodgson in 1838, and also called by him Hemiparus (1841) and Ioropus (1844). The species inhabit the Himalayan regions, and southward in Assam and Burma to Tenasserim. The genus is one of many which have been located in “families” conventionally called Ægithinidæ, Liotrichidæ, and Timeliidæ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Siva sē′va the third god of the Hindu Trimúrti or triad, representing the principle of destruction and of reproduction
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Skr. Civa, properly, kind, gracious
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sans. çiva, happy.


In literature:

A couple of days later the news would have spread to Konia, Angora, and Sivas.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
The god Siva, disguised as a Brahmin, came to a hero.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
He was a worshipper of Siva, and a deadly foe of the Buddhist cult, and has been described as a monster of cruelty.
"The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir" by Sir James McCrone Douie
Among the many ruins, those of Siva, called the Caves of Elephanta, are of most interest.
"Travels in the Far East" by Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
The god Siva had a goddess for a wife.
"A Tour of the Missions" by Augustus Hopkins Strong
Military Vice-Consul, Sivas, Trebizond, Van (Kurdistan), 1897-1898.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
As in Madura, so in Benares, the great god of the Hindu is Siva.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
It was an entreaty to Siva to give us some glimpse of futurity which might benefit us.
"Guy in the Jungle" by William Murray Graydon
In 1100 he was captured by Danishmend of Sivas, and he languished in prison till 1103.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
Pasupati is a well-known name of Siva, as the master or creator of all things.
"The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha" by Madhava Acharya

In news:

Louisville's Peyton Siva sparks NCAA Tournament run after finding inspiration in Seton Hall's Jordan Theodore.
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Louisville's Peyton Siva shakes one-and-done blues with help from fellow Franklin alum Jason Terry.
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Katherine Siva Saubel remembered for her accomplishments.
Katherine Siva Saubel, who died Tuesday at 91, is remembered by many as an inspiration.
Siva Vaidhyanathan and Jonathan Lethem.
Louisville's Peyton Siva led the celebration after the Cards beat Cincinnati 50-44 to win the 2012 Big East Tournament title in Madison Square Garden.
Peyton Siva scored 19 points for the No.
Peyton Siva's Tough Upbringing .
Louisville's Peyton Siva, left, drives past the College of Charleston 's Andrew Lawrence during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Charleston , S.C.
Peyton Siva scores 12 points in Louisville's 80-38 win over College of Charleston .
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With Peyton Siva, Wayne Blackshear, Louisville should rise to the top of Big East.
Jason King interviews Louisville point guard Peyton Siva after the Cardinals' 84-61 victory over Missouri in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis.