Gender Feminine
Usage Biblical
Scripts תַּחְפְּנֵיס(Ancient Hebrew)

Meaning & History

Probably of Egyptian origin, possibly meaning "the wife of the king", derived from the feminine determiner tꜣ and ḥmt "woman, wife" combined with the masculine determiner pꜣ and nsw "king". Queen Tahpenes was a wife of an Egyptian pharaoh according to the Book of Kings in the Old Testament.


Entry added December 7, 2022