Definition of seth in English:

seth

noun

Indian
  • 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. 1.1 A rich man.
    2. 1.2 Used as a title for a person of high social status:
      ‘‘Have you come back happy and well, Sethji?’’

Origin

From Hindi seṭh, from Sanskrit śreṣṭha best, chief.

Pronunciation

seth

/seɪt/

Definition of Seth in English:

Seth

(also Set)

proper noun

Egyptian 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.

Pronunciation

Seth

/sɛθ/