zythum

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin zȳthum, from Ancient Greek ζῦθος (zûthos).

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zythum (uncountable)

  1. (historical) An unfermented kind of Egyptian malt beer.
    • 1991, Stephen Fry, The Liar, pp. 21–2:
      Cartwright looked up from the Chambers Encyclopaedia... One day he would get right to the end, to zythum. Not that he needed to. He had already peeped ahead and seen that it was a kind of ancient Egyptian beer, much recommended by Diodorus Siculus—whoever he was.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /zi.tɔm/
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Noun[edit]

zythum m (plural zythums)

  1. zythum

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ζῦθος (zûthos).

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Noun[edit]

zȳthum n (genitive zȳthī); second declension

  1. beer or ale

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative zȳthum zȳtha
Genitive zȳthī zȳthōrum
Dative zȳthō zȳthīs
Accusative zȳthum zȳtha
Ablative zȳthō zȳthīs
Vocative zȳthum zȳtha

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