foreman of a guild, treasurer, banker, “City man”, wealthy merchant Vin.i.15 sq. Vin.i.271 sq.; Vin.ii.110 sq., Vin.ii.157; SN.i.89; Ja.i.122; Ja.ii.367 etc. Rājagaha˚ the merchant of Rājagaha Vin.ii.154; Ja.iv.37; Bārāṇasi˚ the merchant of Benares Ja.i.242 Ja.i.269; jana-pada-seṭṭhi a commercial man of the country Ja.iv.37; seṭṭhi gahapati Vin.i.273; SN.i.92; there were families of seṭṭhis Vin.i.18; Ja.iv.62; --ṭṭhāna the position of a seṭṭhi Ja.ii.122, Ja.ii.231; hereditary Ja.i.231 Ja.i.243; Ja.ii.64; Ja.iii.475; Ja.iv.62 etc.; seṭṭhānuseṭṭhī treasurers and under-treasurers Vin.i.18; see Vinaya Texts i.102.
fr. seṭṭha, Sk. śreṣṭhin