Pithom: a place in EgyptOriginal Word: פִּתֹם
Part of Speech: Proper Name Location
Phonetic Spelling: (pee-thome')
Short Definition: Pithom
of foreign origin
a place in Eg.
מִּתֹם proper name, of a location Pithom, Π(ε)ιθω, Α Πιθωμ (Egyptian Patum, Per-Atum, house of (god) Atum) one of the עָרֵי מִסְכְּנוֺת built by Israel for Pharaoh Exodus 1:11; identification by Naville with Tel el-Maskhkûta, near East end of Wady Tumilat, NavillePithom, 1885 Di-Ryon the passage DiSBAk, 1885, 889 ff. BädEgypt (4). 159.
פתן (√ of following; meaning dubious; HilprBabylonian Exped. University of Pennsylvania ix (1898), 53, compare Assyrian patânu, 'protect,' whence two following, 'serpent' as protector, and 'threshold' as asylum; plausible, but exact meaning of patânu still uncertain). Pithom
Of Egyptian derivation; Pithom, a place in Egypt -- Pithom. פִּתֹ֖ם פתם pi·ṯōm piTom piṯōm