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suttee

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

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OTHER WORDS FROM suttee

sut·tee·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for suttee

suttee
/ (sʌˈtiː, ˈsʌtiː) /

noun

the former Hindu custom whereby a widow burnt herself to death on her husband's funeral pyre
a Hindu widow who immolated herself in this way

Derived forms of suttee

sutteeism, noun

Word Origin for suttee

C18: from Sanskrit satī virtuous woman, from sat good
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