or sa·tī, sut·tee

[suh-tee, suht-ee]


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


or Sa·tī

[suh-tee, suht-ee]

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. 2019

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