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  1. Suttee, Sanskrit sati (“good woman” or “chaste wife”), the Indian custom of a wife immolating herself either on the funeral pyre of her dead husband or in some other fashion soon after his death. Although never widely practiced, suttee was the ideal of womanly .
  2. Suttee definition is - 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.
  3. a person given to voluble, empty talk. an ancient Greek or Roman farce that depended for effect largely upon ludicrous actions and gestures. a check whose amount has been raised by forgery before cashing. TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT.
  4. suttee 1. the suicide of a Hindu widow by immolation on the funeral pyre of her husband. 2. a Hindu widow who died by suttee.
  5. suttee the former Hindu practice of a widow immolating herself on her husband's funeral pyre; a widow who committed such an act. The word, which is Hindi, comes from Sanskrit satī ‘faithful wife’, from sat ‘good’. The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable ELIZABETH KNOWLES.
  6. Jul 31,  · Sati or suttee is the ancient Indian and Nepalese practice of burning a widow on her husband's funeral pyre or burying her alive in his grave. This practice is associated with Hindu traditions.  The name is taken from the goddess Sati, wife of Shiva, who burned herself to protest her father's ill-treatment of her husband.
  7. Sati (also called suttee) is the practice among some Hindu communities by which a recently widowed woman either voluntarily or by use of force or coercion commits suicide as a result of her husband's death. The best known form of sati is when a woman burns to death on her husband's funeral pyre.
  8. / ˈsʌt.iː / (also sati) the Hindu custom, no longer legal, of a woman being burned alive in the same fire as that in which her dead husband's body is burned Thesaurus: synonyms and related words Burying, .
  9. Sati, Sanskrit Satī (“Virtuous Woman”), in Hinduism, one of the wives of the god Shiva and a daughter of the sage Daksa. Sati married Shiva against her father’s wishes. When her father failed to invite her husband to a great sacrifice, Sati died of mortification and was later reborn as the goddess Parvati.

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