The causative verb sʿnḫ, commonly translated « to make live » or « to keep alive », involves a general reflection on the modalities of the preservation of the vital flow operated by an authority, whether it is of moral, religious or political nature. It seems that the « make live » sʿnḫ never gives an account of an initial creative act, but rather its perpetuation, its updating or its repetition. So, in a funeral context, this verb will be better rendered by the sense « to come back to life » and, in certain circumstances, s?n? can be again translated « to feed », « to supply » or still « to grow ». This study ends on the case of the « sculptor » sʿnḫ(w) who reveals another side of the semantic field of this lemma.