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sati

or satī, suttee

[suh-tee, suht-ee] /sʌˈti, ˈsʌt i/
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.
Origin of sati
1780-1790
First recorded in 1780-90, sati is from the Sanskrit word satī good woman, woman devoted to her husband

Sati

or Satī

[suh-tee, suht-ee] /sʌˈti, ˈsʌt i/
noun, Hindu Mythology.
1.
the wife of Rudra, who immolated herself following a quarrel between her father and her husband.
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