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  1. the Egyptian officer whose wife tried to seduce Joseph. Gen. 39:1–20.
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Examples from the Web for potiphar

Historical Examples

  • Miss Potiphar from Egypt has brought you and herself into trouble.

    A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties

    Charles Major

  • At this juncture, Potiphar and his minions break upon the scene.

  • If he rides the high horse with you, just you ask him what he had to say to Potiphar's wife!

    Somehow Good

    William de Morgan

  • Joseph was sold to a rich man in Egypt, by the name of Potiphar.

  • Dear Mrs. Potiphar, the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.

    The Potiphar Papers

    George William Curtis

British Dictionary definitions for potiphar


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