KIVA

Etymology

Noun

kiva (plural kivas)

A ceremonial underground chamber in a Pueblo village.

Anagrams

• Vaik, vika

Source: Wiktionary


Ki"va, n. [Hopi name, sacred chamber.]

Definition: A large chamber built under, or in, the houses of a Pueblo village, used as an assembly room in religious rites or as a men's dormitory. It is commonly lighted and entered from an opening in the roof.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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