from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Unleavened bread, or a loaf of unleavened bread; especially, the bread eaten among the Jews at the time of the Passover, or that used in part of the Christian church for consecration in the eucharist: generally in the plural.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Unleavened bread.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative form of azyme (unleavened bread)


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  • This from airoel (airo), to raise, signifies a something elevated, lifted up, being raised and warmed by the ferment and salt; the azym, on the other hand, is lifeless as a stone or baked clay, fit only to symbolize affliction and suffering.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne


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