Origin of suttee
- Sanskrit satī virtuous woman, suttee from feminine present participle of asti, s- she is, is true es- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Sanskrit à¤¸à¤¤à¥€ (satÄ«Ì, “good and virtuous or faithful wife"), from à¤¸à¤¤à¥ (sÃ¡t, “true, good, right etc."). In English usage since 1786.