Potiphar

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Pot·i·phar

 (pŏt′ə-fər)
n.
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.

[Hebrew pôṭîpar, from Egyptian p-di-p-r', the one whom Ra gave : p-, definite article + di, whom he gave + r', Ra.]
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Potiphar

(ˈpɒtɪfə)
n
(Bible) Old Testament one of Pharaoh's officers, who bought Joseph as a slave (Genesis 37:36)
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