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- noun The
eatingof dry food
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During the whole of this long period, which they call xerophagia, they have been allowed nothing but dry food.
The week was also known as the week of the dry fast (xerophagia), while some of its observances were very possibly influenced by an erroneous etymology of the word Pasch, which was current among the Greeks.