Meaning of zythum in English:


Pronunciation /ˈzʌɪθəm/


  • In ancient Egypt: a kind of malt beer.

    Much of the word's continuing use is due to its status as the last word listed in several dictionaries.


Early 17th century; earliest use found in Edward Topsell (d. 1625), Church of England clergyman and author. From classical Latin zȳthum from Hellenistic Greek ζῦθος, of unknown origin.