Setthi, Seṭṭhi: 2 definitions


Setthi means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

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)

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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.

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