One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A merchant or banker.
- ‘The good seth, very wisely, did not want to appear too much of an Anglophile.’
- ‘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.’
- 1.1 A rich man.
- 1.2 Used 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’.
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.
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