or sa·tī, sut·tee

[ suh-tee, suht-ee ]
/ sʌˈti, ˈsʌt i /


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

Definition for sati (2 of 2)


or Sa·tī

[ suh-tee, suht-ee ]
/ sʌˈti, ˈsʌt i /

noun Hindu Mythology.

the wife of Rudra, who immolated herself following a quarrel between her father and her husband. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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