Setthi, Seṭṭhi: 3 definitions
Setthi means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
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seṭṭhi : (m.) a millionaire. || seṭṭhī (m.) a millionaire.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Seṭṭhi, (fr. seṭṭha, Sk. śreṣṭhin) foreman of a guild, treasurer, banker, “City man”, wealthy merchant Vin. I, 15 sq. , 271 sq.; II, 110 sq. , 157; S. I, 89; J. I, 122; II, 367 etc.; Rājagaha° the merchant of Rājagaha Vin. II, 154; J. IV, 37; Bārāṇasi° the merchant of Benares J. I, 242, 269; jana-pada-seṭṭhi a commercial man of the country J. IV, 37; seṭṭhi gahapati Vin. I, 273; S. I, 92; there were families of seṭṭhis Vin. I, 18; J. IV, 62; °-ṭṭhāna the position of a seṭṭhi J. II, 122, 231; hereditary J. I, 231, 243; II, 64; III, 475; IV, 62 etc.; seṭṭhânuseṭṭhī treasurers and under-treasurers Vin. I, 18; see Vinaya Texts I. 102. (Page 722)
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Seṭṭhi (सेट्ठि) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Śreṣṭhin.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Setthibhariya, Setthijaya, Setthinayaka, Setthiputta Petavatthu, Setthitta, Setthitti.
Ends with: Anathapindika Setthi, Anusetthi, Bahudhanasetthi, Baranasisetthi, Bhaddasetthi, Bhavasetthi, Cullakasetthi, Devasetthi, Gamakasetthi, Ghosaka Setthi, Kosambika Setthi, Rajagahasetthi, Sankhasetthi, Vasetthi.
Full-text (+80): Setthana, Anusetthi, Shreshthika, Sadhudevi, Shreshthin, Rucinanda, Visayha, Setthitta, Kalanduka, Mahadhanaka, Amitabhoga, Ditthamangalika, Piliya, Kokali, Pekhuniya, Sotthika, Sudhanna, Suciparivara, Bahudhanasetthi, Ajitarattha.
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Settlement in Early Historic Ganga Plain (by Chirantani Das)
Part 5 - Growth of the Buddhist Order < [Chapter VII - Sārnāth: The Satellite Religious Centre]
Part 4 - From Arama to Vihara < [Chapter III - Nālandā: Evidence for rise and progress of the settlement]
Chapter IV - Reviewing the Rājagṛha-Nālānda Zone
Amaravati Art in the Context of Andhra Archaeology (by Sreyashi Ray chowdhuri)
Epigraphs from Amarāvatī (d) The Tulakica or Banker < [Chapter 4 - Survival of Amarāvatī in the Context of Andhra Art]
Vinaya (3): The Cullavagga (by T. W. Rhys Davids)
Cullavagga, Khandaka 6, Chapter 1 < [Khandaka 6 - On Dwellings and Furniture]
Cullavagga, Khandaka 5, Chapter 8 < [Khandaka 5 - On the Daily Life of the Bhikkhus]
Cullavagga, Khandaka 6, Chapter 4 < [Khandaka 6 - On Dwellings and Furniture]
Vinaya Pitaka (3): Khandhaka (by I. B. Horner)
On when a robe becomes the Saṅgha’s < [8. Robes (Cīvara)]
The story of the householder Meṇḍaka < [6. Medicine (Bhesajja)]
On the going forth of Yasa < [1. Going forth (Pabbajjā)]
Vinaya Pitaka (1): Bhikkhu-vibhanga (the analysis of Monks’ rules) (by I. B. Horner)
The Buddha and His Disciples (by Venerable S. Dhammika)