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According to the Uṇādi-sūtra i, 153, from verbal root [script needed] ‎(√śī, in whom all things lie); perhaps connected with [script needed] ‎(√śvi); compare शवस् ‎(śavas), शिश्वि ‎(śiśvi).


शिव ‎(śivá)

  1. auspicious, propitious, gracious, favourable, benign, kind, benevolent, friendly, dear
    शिवम् ‎(śivám) — kindly, tenderly
  2. happy, fortunate



शिव ‎(śivám

  1. happiness, welfare
  2. liberation, final emancipation
  3. (Can we clean up(+) this sense?) = शिवलिङ्ग ‎(śiva-liṅga)
  4. any god
  5. a euphemistic name of a jackal (generally शिवा ‎(śivā))
  6. sacred writings
  7. name of the sixth month
  8. a post for cows (to which they are tied or for them to rub against)
  9. bdellium
  10. the fragrant bark of Limonia acidissima ( <= Feronia elephantum)
  11. (Can we clean up(+) this sense?) Marsilia dentata [sic], probably a species of Marsilea, aquatic ferns resembling the leaves of clover.
  12. a kind of thorn-apple or = पुण्डरीक ‎(puṇḍarīka) (the tree)
  13. quicksilver (compare शिवबीज ‎(śiva-bīja))
  14. a particular auspicious constellation
  15. a demon who inflicts diseases
  16. (Can we clean up(+) this sense?) = शुक्र ‎(śukra), काल ‎(kāla), वसु ‎(vasu)
  17. the swift antelope
  18. rum, spirit distilled from molasses
  19. buttermilk
  20. ruby
  21. peg
  22. time



शिव ‎(śiván

  1. welfare, prosperity, bliss
    + आय ‎(āya), एन ‎(éna) or एभिस् ‎(ébhis) — auspiciously, fortunately, happily, luckily
    शिवाय गम्यताम् ‎(śivāya gamyatām) — a prosperous journey to you!
  2. final emancipation
  3. water
  4. rock-salt
  5. sea salt
  6. a kind of borax
  7. iron
  8. myrobalan
  9. Tabernaemontana divaricata ( <= Tabernaemontana coronaria).
  10. sandal


Proper noun[edit]

शिव ‎(śivam ‎(śivá)

  1. Shiva, the auspicious one
  2. a kind of second Shiva, a person who has attained a particular stage of perfection or emancipation
  3. name of a son of मेधातिथि ‎(medhā-tithi)
  4. name of a son of इध्मजिह्व ‎(idhma-jihva)
  5. name of a prince and various authors
  6. name of a fraudulent person
  7. (in the dual) the god Shiva and his wife
  8. name of a class of gods in the third manvantara
  9. name of a class of Brahmins who have attained a particular degree of perfection like that of Shiva

Proper noun[edit]

शिव ‎(śivan ‎(śivá)

  1. name of a Purana (= शिवपुराण ‎(śiva-purāṇa) or शैव ‎(śaiva)
  2. of the house in which the Pāṇḍavas were to be burned
  3. name of a वर्ष ‎(varṣa) in प्लक्षद्वीप ‎(plakṣa-dvīpa) and in जम्बुद्वीप ‎(jambu-dvīpa)