The ẖrj-hb ḥrj-tp, the title of wb3-jnr (Ubainer) and eg also jm-htp (Imhotep) under Djoser, was the chief ritualist whose function was separated early on in the First Dynasty from the ṯt (Thet), a title which you can see on Narmer's Palette and which is listed one more time before the title disappears. The third power separated was the z3b n ṯ3tj, who became the chief jurist and vizier. So by the end of the First Dynasty the separation of powers was complete. Under the king, instead of ṯt, you now had the side-lined chief spiritualist sm, the chief ritualist ẖrj-hb, and the chief of jurisprudence and operations the ṯ3tj. That gives you some context as to Ubainer.
As the chief ritualist, "He who possesses the ceremonial scroll" was a Heka Master, the tribal origins of which were originally performed by the Shaman Sem priest and the ṯt before that. Heka was the art of phonetically invoking entities not to be casually invoked in ritual language, for example in the Mouth Opening Ceremony.
There are some ten different words for "crocodile" in Hieroglyphic, but in the Westcar Papyrus, the word msḥ was chosen which contains the word ms for birth. By itself, this is not sufficient proof to call cryptically embedded Heka here, but you need a plausible string of such words to make the case. The word for wax, mnḥ contains the name of the one-armed god min. So in the phrase "msḥ n mnḥ" there is hiding the possible invocation of the god Min. The word symbol ms, Gardiner F31, fox tails, was a common symbol on early dynastic year chronicles to designate the inauguration of a new hieroglyphic symbol or a statue. That is how the word msh for crocodile possibly becomes relevant here. You would have to scour through the ext to search for more phonetic Heka formulas to make the case more solid which I have not done. As you can imagine, this is a very difficult subject to tackle.
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