Shetti: 3 definitions

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Shetti means something in the history of ancient India. 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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India history and geography

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Shetti (“fish”) refers to one of the exogamous septs (divisions) among the Mogers (the Tulu-speaking fishermen of the South Canara district). The Moger people are called Mogayer, and are a caste of Tulava origin believed to Sudras of a pure descent.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Śeṭṭi.—(ASLV), Sanskrit Śreṣṭhin; the leading member of a guild. Cf. Nagar-seṭh, Nagara-śreṣṭhin. Note: śeṭṭi is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śeṭṭi (ಶೆಟ್ಟಿ):—

1) [noun] the merchant community.

2) [noun] a male member of this community.

3) [noun] a merchant.

4) [noun] a prominent member in the society.

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Seṭṭi (ಸೆಟ್ಟಿ):—

1) [noun] the merchant community.

2) [noun] a male member of this community.

3) [noun] a merchant.

4) [noun] a prominent member in the society.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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