Shivashiva, aka: Śivāśīva; 2 Definition(s)


Shivashiva means something in Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[Shivashiva in Marathi glossaries]

śivāśīva (शिवाशीव) [or शिंवाशींव, śiṃvāśīṃva].—f (śivaṇēṃ) A general contact and commingling (of pure with impure, sanctified with common, Brahmans with Shudras &c.) Viewed with reference to the defilement resulting. 2 Pollution or defilement from touch or from hearing of a death &c.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śivāśiva (शिवाशिव).—f A general contact and co-mingling; viewed with reference to the defilement resulting. Pollution or defilement from touch &c.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
context information

Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

Discover the meaning of shivashiva or sivasiva in the context of Marathi from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 1 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Śiva (शिव) is the name of a deity who was imparted with the knowledge of the Makuṭāgama by Sadā...

Relevant text