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Seth (sɛθ)
Old Testament Adam's third son, given by God in place of the murdered Abel (Genesis 4:25)

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Word Origin & History

masc. proper name, Biblical third son of Adam, lit. "set, appointed," from Heb. shith "to put, set."
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Seth definition

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

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