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Uncertain, ostensibly Egyptian in origin. Egyptologists have interpreted the final element of the name as containing the Egyptian word ꜥnḫ "life"; in 1889 Georg Steindorff offered a tentative full reconstruction of ḏd pꜣ nṯr jw.f ꜥnḫ, “the god speaks [and] he lives”.

Proper nounEdit

צָפְנַת פַּעְנֵחַ (tsáfnat pa'neakh)

  1. Zaphnath-Paaneah, an epithet of Joseph.