Definition of Maariv in English:

Maariv

(also Maarib, Maˋarib, Maˋariv)

Pronunciation /ˈmɑːrɪv/ /ˈmɑːərɪv/ /ˈmʌɪrɪv/

noun

Judaism
  • The Jewish evening prayer service, recited each day after twilight.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Jewish Herald. From Hebrew maʿărīḇ lit. ‘that brings evening’ (one of the opening phrases of the blessing), participle of heʿĕrīḇ to set (said of the sun) from the Semitic base of Arabic maġrib.