Shiva

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English[edit]

A statue in Bangalore depicting Shiva meditating

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From Sanskrit शिव (Śivá, the auspicious one).

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Shiva

  1. (Hinduism) The god of destruction and transformation, and together with Brahma and Vishnu, one of the principal deities in Hinduism. Within Shaivism he is viewed as the Supreme deity, whereas in other branches of Hinduism such as the Smarta tradition he is worshipped as one of the six manifestations of the Divine.
  2. A male given name used in India.

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Shiva

  1. Shiva (Hindu deity)

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Inflection of Shiva (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative Shiva
genitive Shivan
partitive Shivaa
illative Shivaan
singular plural
nominative Shiva
accusative nom.? Shiva
gen. Shivan
genitive Shivan
partitive Shivaa
inessive Shivassa
elative Shivasta
illative Shivaan
adessive Shivalla
ablative Shivalta
allative Shivalleˣ
essive Shivana
translative Shivaksi
instructive
abessive Shivatta
comitative

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Shiva m

  1. (Hinduism) Shiva (deity)