, Ptol. 4.5.52
), a town of Egypt, mentioned by recent writers only, with the single exception of Ptolemy (Πανέφυσος,
Cone. Ephes. p. 478; Πανέφεσος,
It probably therefore bore another appellation in more ancient times. Mannert (vol. x. pt. 2. p. 580) believes it to have been the city of Diospolis in the Delta; and he agrees with Champollion (l'Egypte,
vol. ii. p. 130) in identifying it with the modern Menzaleh.
It stood between the Tanitic and Mendesian arms of the Nile, a little SE. of the Ostium Mendesium. Ptolemy (l.c.
) says that it was the capital of a nome, which he alone mentions and denominates Νέουτ.
Panephysis may have been either the surviving suburb of a decayed Deltaic town, or one of the hamlets which sprang up among the ruins of a more ancient city.