noun (plural satis or suttees)[mass noun]
- 1The former Hindu practice of a widow throwing herself on to her husband’s funeral pyre.More example sentences
- Her grandmother was widowed and they burned her alive in suttee, a Hindu practice the British stopped.
- In general, Hindu practices, and sati in particular, are repeatedly characterized as demonic in a manner similar to European witchcraft.
- To explain the weakness of such a position I used to ask them whether the British authorities in India were justified in banning the practice of suttee, where a widow was immolated on the funeral pyre of her husband.
- 1.1 [count noun] A widow who committed sati.More example sentences
- There is another traditional verse celebrating five satis, chaste wives: Sati, Sita, Savitri, Damayanti and Arundhati.
- Instances abound in our social, political and cultural history where nation mothers, Partition victims, satis or even simple housewives tend to stimulate a role-playing among men to become protectors, devotees and wage earners.
- The sati is the epitome of the obedient wife, but her burning is irredeemably barbaric.
Hindi, from Sanskrit satī 'faithful wife', from sat 'good'.
More definitions of SatiDefinition of sati in:
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