Synonyms for suttee

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Did we wait until India herself asked for the abolition of suttee?

He issued his proclamation abolishing the Suttee in his district.

He speaks with sympathy of suttee, and he quotes the Volga-Kalmucks with approval.

Rite of suttee abolished in Hindostan by the British authorities.

She happened to have been reading about suttee in a feminist paper only a day or two before.

Some institutions referred to, like suttee, have disappeared.

This horrible death, known as suttee, was made unlawful in 1830.

She became a suttee, and was burnt the day after the body of the banker.'

His influence assisted in the abolition of the suttee, and in bringing about other reforms.

McClean-sahib has told me that suttee has been practised here as a regular thing.

WORD ORIGIN

"self-cremation of a Hindu widow on her husband's funeral pyre," 1786, from Hindi, from Sanskrit sati "virtuous woman," fem. of sat "good, wise," literally "existing," present participle of asmi "I am" (cognate with Latin esse; see essence). Properly, the word for the woman who does so. The custom was abolished in British India in 1829.

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