Potiphar meaning

pŏtə-fər
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.
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Origin of potiphar

  • Hebrew pôṭîpar from Egyptian p-di-p-r‘ the one whom Ra gave p- definite article di whom he gave r‘ Ra

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition