|Lehite PN||1.||Contender for the Judgement seat, son of PAHORAN No. 1, d. 52 BC (Helaman 1:3, 7)|
PAANCHI is quite plausibly the EGYPTIAN name p3-ʿnh first attested in the Thirteenth Dynasty (ca. 1800-1600 B.C.) becoming popular from the Twenty-First through Twenty-Seventh Dynasties, and surviving until Roman times (transcribed into Greek as Ponchēs) The name means "the living one." (JG). Hugh Nibley has suggested that this is the same name as the Twenty-Fifth Dynasty Pharaoh, although that pharaoh's name has also been read as Piye.
It has been suggested that this name, found in HEBREW as paʿnēaḥ, in English as Paaneah, was given to Joseph by Pharaoh in Genesis 41:45 (RFS). The full name (Zaphnathpaaneah) fits a well-known naming pattern: dd-DN-iw=f-ʿnh "DN has said: 'he will live!'" The hypochoristic form of the name iw=f-ʿnh is known from the Ptolemaic period,  but non-hypochoristic forms are known much earlier.
See also Paanchi Variants
Deseret Alphabet: 𐐑𐐁𐐈𐐤𐐗𐐌 (peɪænkaɪ)
- H. S. Smith, The Fortress of Buhen: The Inscriptions (London: Egypt Exploration Society, 1976), Plate V 4 (#1078), line 5'.
- Hermann Ranke, Die ägyptischen Personennamen, 1:103.
- Erich Lüddeckens, et al., Demotisches Namenbuch (Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert, 1983), 1.3:162.
- Lüddeckens, et al., Demotisches Namenbuch, 1.3:162.
- Lehi in the Desert, 22–23, 27; An Approach to the Book of Mormon , 283-284; see also Since Cumorah, 194.
- Richard A. Parker, "King Py, a Historical Problem," Zeitschrift für ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde 93 (1966): 111—14.
- Robert F. Smith “Some ‘Neologisms’ from the Mormon Canon,” 1973 Conference on the Language of the Mormons, May 31, 1973 (Provo: BYU Language Research Center, 1973), 65, online at https://www.scribd.com/document/363522963/SOME-NEOLOGISMS-FROM-THE-MORMON-CANON .
- John Gee, "Egyptian Society during the Twenth-Sixth Dynasty," in Glimpses of Lehi's Jerusalem (Provo, Utah: FARMS, 2004), 280, 289-90.
- Lüddeckens, et al., Demotisches Namenbuch, ; Ranke, Die ägyptischen Personennamen, 1:14.
- See Tristan Barako, “One: by Sea,” Biblical Archaeology Review, vol. 29, no. 2 (March/April 2003): 31.