Definition of maariv in English:

maariv

(also maarib, maˋarib, maˋariv)

noun

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

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Jewish Quarterly Review. 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.