suttee

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sut·tee

noun \(ˌ)sə-ˈtē, ˈsə-ˌtē\

Definition of SUTTEE

:  the act or custom of a Hindu widow burning herself to death or being burned to death on the funeral pyre of her husband; also :  a woman burned to death in this way

Variants of SUTTEE

sut·tee also sa·ti \(ˌ)sə-ˈtē, ˈsə-ˌtē\

Origin of SUTTEE

Hindi satī wife who performs suttee, from Sanskrit, devoted woman, from feminine of sat true, good; akin to Old English sōth true — more at sooth
First Known Use: 1786

Rhymes with SUTTEE

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suttee

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Indian practice whereby a widow burns herself to death either on the funeral pyre of her husband or soon after his death. The custom may be rooted in ancient beliefs that a husband needed his companions in the afterlife, though opponents point to it as an indication of a value system deeply hostile to women. Developed by the 4th century BC, it became widespread in the 17th–18th centuries but was banned in British India in 1829. Frequent instances of suttee continued to occur for many years thereafter, and occasional instances in remote areas are still reported today.

Variants of SUTTEE

suttee or sati

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