or sa·tī, sut·tee
- a Hindu practice whereby a widow immolates herself on the funeral pyre of her husband: now abolished by law.
- a Hindu widow who so immolates herself.
Origin of sati
First recorded in 1780–90, sati is from the Sanskrit word satī good woman, woman devoted to her husband
- the wife of Rudra, who immolated herself following a quarrel between her father and her husband.
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Examples from the Web for satis
But, satis superque, we have had almost enough of ships and the sea.Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas
W. Hastings Macaulay
Bene, satis, male,— Where was I with my trope 'bout one in a quag?The Book of Humorous Verse
A person may have worked affatim, according to his own opinion, and yet not satis.Dderlein's Hand-book of Latin Synonymes
Jam satis terr nivis, etc., may well be taken up as the song of eighteen hundred and sixteen.Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume V (of 10)
John Gibson Lockhart
Nefandam hujus insignis Bibliothec sortem (ignosce just indignationi) satis deplorare nequeo.Annals of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, A.D. 1598-A.D. 1867
William Dunn Macray