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.
Other definitions for Sati (2 of 2)
the wife of Rudra, who immolated herself following a quarrel between her father and her husband.
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How to use sati in a sentence
When sati's husband was slighted by her father, the Deva-rishi, Daksha, she cast herself on the sacrificial fire.Indian Myth and Legend | Donald Alexander Mackenzie
In the fourth dwelt the terrible serpent sati-temui, which preyed on the dead who dwelt in the Duat.Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt | Lewis Spence
This transit had been the bugbear of the journey ever since news reached us of the destruction of the sati scow.Among the Tibetans | Isabella L. Bird
But when their wives came to commit sati by the stone figures the god Siva intervened and brought them to life again.The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India | R. V. Russell
Next day the body of her husband was burned in the presence of several thousand spectators, who had assembled to see the sati.The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India | R. V. Russell