sati(redirected from Sati (Disambiguation))
Variant of suttee.
a funeral ritual in which a Hindu widow who offers herself on the funeral pile alongside her husband's bodya Hindu widow who offers herself on the funeral pile alongside her husband's body
or sa•ti(sʌˈti, ˈsʌt i)
n., pl. -tees or -tis.
1. the self-immolation of a Hindu widow on the funeral pyre of her husband: now proscribed by law in India.
2. a widow who so immolates herself.
[1780–90; < Skt satī good woman, woman devoted to her husband]