azyme

noun
\ ˈaˌzīm \
variants: or less commonly azym \ -​zə̇m \
plural -s

Definition of azyme

: 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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History and Etymology for azyme

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/azyme. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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