variants or less commonly azym
plural -s
: unleavened bread:
: such bread eaten by the Jews at the Passover
: such bread consecrated by Christians of the Western church in celebrating the Eucharist

Word History


Late Latin azyma, from Latin, neuter plural of azymus unleavened, from Greek azymos, from a- a- entry 2 + -zymos (from zymē leaven); probably akin to Latin jus broth

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“Azyme.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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