(ὁ Ἀφθίτης νομός
), a nomos of Lower Egypt, in the Delta, mentioned by Herodotus, between those of Bubastis and Tanis; but neither he nor any other writer mentions such a city as Aphthis.
The name seems to point to a chief seat of the worship of Phthah, the Egyptian Hephaestus. (Hdt. 2.166