shivah

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shivah (Judaism) a period of seven days of mourning after the death of close relative "the family is sitting shiva"
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Usage

In poetry:

Wen I git up in de mo'nin' an' de clouds is big an' black,
Dey's a kin' o' wa'nin' shivah goes a-scootin' down my back;
Den I says to my ol' ooman ez I watches down de lane,
"Don't you so't o' reckon, Lizy, dat we gwine to have some rain?"
"Fishing" by Paul Laurence Dunbar