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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Hinduism The wife of Rama, regarded as an ideal of womanhood.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A goddess, the consort of Rāma.
  • proper n. A female given name mainly used in India.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Hindu mythology, the wife of the hero-god Rama, and heroine of the Ramayana.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. wife of the Hindu god Rama; regarded as an ideal of womanhood


Sanskrit Sītā, from sītā, furrow (because she was believed to have sprung from a furrow ploughed by her father).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Sanskrit, सीता (Sītā, "furrow"). (Wiktionary)



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