In the Bible, an officer of the Pharaoh who bought Joseph as a slave and later imprisoned him when Potiphar's wife falsely accused Joseph of rape.
Origin of potiphar
Hebrew pôṭîparfrom Egyptian p-di-p-r‘the one whom Ra gavep-definite articlediwhom he gaver‘Ra
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Potiphar Sentence Examples
His three diwans (1479-1491) contain his lyrical poems and odes; among his prose writings the chief is his Baharistan (" Spring-garden") (1487); and his collection of romantic poems, Haft Aurang (" Seven Thrones"), contains the Salaman wa Absal and his Yusuf wa Zalikha (Joseph and Potiphar's wife).