Azymes is an archaic English word for the Jewish
matzah, derived from the Greek word αζυμος ("unleavened") for unfermented cakes in Biblical times; [ [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02171a.htm Azymes] - Catholic Encyclopediaarticle] the more accepted term in modern English is simply unleavened breador matzah, but cognates of the Greek term are still used in many Romance languages (French "pain azyme", Italian "azzime"). The term does not appear frequently in modern Bible translations, but was the usual word for unleavened bread in the early Catholic English Douay-Rheims Bible. Azymitewas a term of abuse used by Greek rite Christians against Latin Rite Christians.
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