azyme

noun \ˈaˌzīm\
variants: less commonly

azym

\-zə̇m\

Definition of azyme

plural

-s

  1. :  unleavened bread: a :  such bread eaten by the Jews at the Passover b :  such bread consecrated by Christians of the Western church in celebrating the Eucharist

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Origin and Etymology of azyme

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


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