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Azymites

(A privative, and zyme, leaven). A term of reproach used by the schismatic Greeks since the eleventh…

Azymes

(Greek azymos, without leaven; Hebrew maççoth). Unfermented cakes used by the Jews in their various…

Aztecs

Probably from Aztatl (heron), and Tlacatl (man),"people of the heron", in the Nahuatl, or Mexican, language…

Azotus

(Hebrew Ashdodh; in Septuagint Ἄζωτος) (1) One of the five great cities of the Philistines (Joshua…

Azores

(Portuguese Acores, "Falcons") An archipelago situated in that tract of the Atlantic Ocean which is…

Juan Azor

Born at Lorca, province of Murcia, Southern Spain, in 1535; entered the Society of Jesus, 18 March, 1559;…