Other Word Forms
Origin of joseph
- After Joseph who left an outer garment in the hands of Potiphar's wife when he fled her attempt to seduce him (Genesis 39:12)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Old Testament Hebrew יוֹסֵף (Yoséf, “(God) shall add”); a son of Jacob.
- Probably in allusion to Joseph's coat of many colours in Genesis 37:3.