Meaning of sati


Pronunciation: (su-tē', sut'ē), [key]
— n.
  1. a Hindu practice whereby a widow immolates herself on the funeral pyre of her husband: now abolished by law.
  2. a Hindu widow who so immolates herself.


Pronunciation: (su-tē', sut'ē), [key]
— n. Hindu Mythology.
  1. the wife of Rudra, who immolated herself following a quarrel between her father and her husband.
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