There are 2 definitions of Seth in English:


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Pronunciation: /sɛθ
(also Set)
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.

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Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skōSH
a small amount; a little

There are 2 definitions of Seth in English:


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Pronunciation: /seɪt


  • 1A merchant or banker.
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    • 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.
  • 1.1A 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'.