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proper nounEgyptian Mythology
An evil god who murdered his brother Osiris and wounded Osiris's son Horus. Seth is represented as having the head of an animal with a long pointed snout.
1A merchant or banker.
- ‘Both the state and central government also keep a strict check on the goings-on, so the seths found it simpler to give out work on a contract basis in areas where there are no checks in place.’
- ‘The good seth, very wisely, did not want to appear too much of an Anglophile.’
- 1.1A rich man.
- 1.2Used as a title for a person of high social status.‘‘Have you come back happy and well, Sethji?’’
From Hindi seṭh, from Sanskrit śreṣṭha best, chief.
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