Origin of the name UAH-PRAHET.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name UAH-PRAHET.
Uahprahet. "The Sun
enlarges his Heart." A king of Egypt of the XXVIth dynasty,
and the son of Psametik II. He was successful in some wars which
he undertook against the people of Cyprus and Phoenicia, and induced the
Jews under King Zedekiah to revolt from the Assyrians. The result
was unfortunate for both parties, as the Babylonians destroyed
Jerusalem, and then invaded the Eastern provinces of the Delta. At
that time Uahprahet was attacking the Greek settlement of Cyrene with
the help of Adiacras, king of the Libyans. His army being
defeated, he returned to Egypt only to find his Greek subjects
discontented at the threatened approach of the Babylonians. To
appease them he sent a favourite officer named Aahmes or Amasis, but him
they immediately proclaimed king in despite of his master, who raised an
army against Amasis, who defeated him in a battle near Momemphis, but
placed him in honourable confinement in the royal palace at Sais.
Before long, however, the Egyptians and Greeks clamouring for his death,
he was strangled in prison after a reign of nineteen years, and was
succeeded by the usurper Amasis. Uah-prahet was the Hophra
Hebrew writers. Uah-prahet. A prince of the blood royal of
Panki, an obscure king of the XXIVth dynasty. (An Archaic Dictionary, Cooper, 1876).
Also see Uah-abra, and Apries.