Thorhauge Bynum

  • The word setthi has a Buddhist connotation. The meaning of the word is derived from its use in Buddhism. The Pali language is a sacred canon of Thervada Buddhism, and much of the Buddha’s speech is preserved in it. The word is closely related to Sanskrit, and is the basis for the Sanskrit term sresthin. However, in other languages, the word setthi…[Read more]

  • Setthi is a common surname found among the Hindus, Buddhists, and Jain people of India. This name is related to Sresthin, the Sanskrit word for wealth. Navakot is a term for a group of merchants. In the early Buddhist texts, this family was the dominant force in a region. Today, there are numerous members of the Seth community living in the Indian…[Read more]