Definition of pativrata in English:

pativrata

noun

  • In South Asia, among Hindus: a woman who is faithful and devoted to her husband.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Far Eastern Quarterly. From Sanskrit pativratā from pati husband + vrata will, command, obedience, observance.

Pronunciation

pativrata

/ˈpatɪvrətə//ˈpʌtɪvrətə/