The Greek name Paphnutius (Παφνούτιος) takes its origin in Egyptian pa-ph-nuti ("the [man] of God" or "that who belongs to God"; see: the Coptic name "Papnoute". The name entered Russian as Пафнутий (for example, the famous mathematician Pafnuty Chebyshev).
Paphnutius is the name of different saints:
- Paphnutius of Thebes
- Paphnutius the Ascetic
- Paphnutius of Jerusalem
- Paphnutius, recluse of the Kiev Caves Monastery
- Paphnutius of Borovsk
- Paphnutius of Tentyra
- Paphnutius (play) a medieval play about the ascetic
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