[pot-uh-fer] /ˈpɒt ə fər/
the Egyptian officer whose wife tried to seduce Joseph. Gen. 39:1–20.
(Old Testament) one of Pharaoh’s officers, who bought Joseph as a slave (Genesis 37:36)
dedicated to Ra; i.e., to the sun-god, the Egyptian to whom the Ishmaelites sold Joseph (Gen. 39:1). He was “captain of the guard”, i.e., chief, probably, of the state police, who, while they formed part of the Egyptian army, were also largely employed in civil duties (37:36; marg., “chief of the executioners”). Joseph, though a foreigner, gradually gained his confidence, and became overseer over all his possessions. Believing the false accusation which his profligate wife brought against Joseph, Potiphar cast him into prison, where he remained for some years. (See JOSEPH.)
[poh-shuh n] /ˈpoʊ ʃən/ noun 1. a drink or draft, especially one having or reputed to have medicinal, poisonous, or magical powers: a love potion; a sleeping potion. /ˈpəʊʃən/ noun 1. a drink, esp of medicine, poison, or some supposedly magic beverage 2. a rare word for beverage n. c.1300, pocioun “medicinal drink,” from Old […]
a priest of On, whose daughter Asenath became Joseph’s wife (Gen. 41:45).
/ˈpɔɪkiː/ noun 1. (South African) a three-legged iron pot used for cooking over a wood fire
[pot-lach] /ˈpɒt lætʃ/ noun 1. (among American Indians of the northern Pacific coast, especially the Kwakiutl) a ceremonial festival at which gifts are bestowed on the guests and property is destroyed by its owner in a show of wealth that the guests later attempt to surpass. 2. Pacific Northwest. a party or celebration. /ˈpɒtˌlætʃ/ noun […]