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sut·tee

also sa·ti  (sŭ-tē′, sŭt′ē′)
n.
1. The now illegal act or practice of a Hindu widow's cremating herself on her husband's funeral pyre in order to fulfill her true role as wife.
2. pl. sut·tees also sa·tis A widow who commits such an act.

[Sanskrit satī, virtuous woman, suttee, from feminine present participle of asti, s-, she is, is true; see es- in Indo-European roots.]
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suttee

(sʌˈtiː; ˈsʌtiː)
n
1. (Hinduism) the former Hindu custom whereby a widow burnt herself to death on her husband's funeral pyre
2. (Hinduism) a Hindu widow who immolated herself in this way
[C18: from Sanskrit satī virtuous woman, from sat good]
sutˈteeism n
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sut•tee

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]
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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.
See also: Killing
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suttee

A Hindu practice by which a widow immolated herself on her husband’s funeral pyre. The British tried to stamp out the custom from 1829 with limited success.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.suttee - the act of a Hindu widow willingly cremating herself on the funeral pyre of her dead husband
self-annihilation, self-destruction - the act of killing yourself; "it is a crime to commit suicide"
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It is a poor saying of Epicurus, Satis magnum alter alteri theatrum sumus; as if man, made for the contemplation of heaven, and all noble objects, should do nothing but kneel before a little idol, and make himself a subject, though not of the mouth (as beasts are), yet of the eye; which was given him for higher purposes.
Its other name was Satis; which is Greek, or Latin, or Hebrew, or all three - or all one to me - for enough."
I don't mean to say that living naked in a cavern would have satis fied him.
"Sati," Van Horn read, his finger marking the place, his eyes alternating watchfully between the writing and the black chief before him, while the black chief himself speculated and studied the chance of getting behind him and, with the single knife-thrust he knew so well, of severing the other's spinal cord at the base of the neck.
"Plenty work him fella Sati, long time," Nau-hau drove to the point.
Him fella Sati buy 'm slop chest along plantation two tens pounds and one fella pound.
Van Horn glanced for verification to Nau-hau, who nodded affirmation in the reverse Solomon way; whereupon Van Horn counted twenty-six gold sovereigns into the hand of Sati's father.
Van Horn had paid the money where it was due; Nau-hau, by virtue of kingship, had robbed Sati's father of Sati's labour before Van Horn's eyes.
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