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Seth

[seth] /sɛθ/
noun
1.
the third son of Adam. Gen. 4:25.
2.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “substitute.”.

Seth

[seyt] /seɪt/
noun, Egyptian Religion
1.
Set.
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  • A portion of its power was later consumed by brim to construct the vitus stone for Seth.
British Dictionary definitions for Seth

Seth

/sɛθ/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) Adam's third son, given by God in place of the murdered Abel (Genesis 4:25)
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Word Origin and History for Seth

masc. proper name, Biblical third son of Adam, literally "set, appointed," from Hebrew Sheth, from shith "to put, set." The Gnostic sect of Sethites (2c.) believed Christ was a reappearance of Seth, whom they venerated as the first spiritual man.

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Seth in the Bible

appointed; a substitute, the third son of Adam and Eve (Gen. 4:25; 5:3). His mother gave him this name, "for God," said she, "hath appointed me [i.e., compensated me with] another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew."

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Encyclopedia Article for Seth

Set

ancient Egyptian god, patron of the 11th nome, or province, of Upper Egypt.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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