satī

sati

[suh-tee, suht-ee]
noun
1.
a Hindu practice whereby a widow immolates herself on the funeral pyre of her husband: now abolished by law.
2.
a Hindu widow who so immolates herself.
Also, satī, suttee.


Origin:
1780–90; < Sanskrit satī good woman, woman devoted to her husband

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Sati

[suh-tee, suht-ee]
noun Hindu Mythology.
the wife of Rudra, who immolated herself following a quarrel between her father and her husband.
Also, Satī.
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