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Sita with Rāma during the coronation.

Alternative forms edit

Seeta, Seetha

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Sanskrit सीता (sītā, furrow).

Proper noun edit


  1. (Hinduism) A goddess, the consort of Rāma.
  2. A female given name from Sanskrit mainly used in India.
    • 2000, Zadie Smith, White Teeth, London: Hamish Hamilton, →ISBN, pages 282–283:
      It is only this late in the day, and possibly only in Willesden, that you can find best friends Sita and Sharon, constantly mistaken for each other because Sita is white (her mother liked the name) and Sharon is Pakistani (her mother thought it best — less trouble).

Translations edit

References edit

  1. Puranic Encyclopedia: a comprehensive dictionary with special reference to the epic and Puranic literature, Vettam Mani, Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1975, p. 720.

Anagrams edit

Cebuano edit

Etymology edit

Short for Teresita.

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: si‧ta

Noun edit


  1. a nickname for Rosita, Teresita, etc.