zythum


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zythum

(ˈzaɪθəm)
n
(Brewing) an Ancient Egyptian beer
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It takes the title from zythum, an ancient Egyptian malt beer.
And, there's someone in the pub we refer to as Zythum.
Zythum has a duality in this case, as it happens to be the last entry in some dictionaries - way below zucchetto, zwieback and zymurgy - zythum is an ancient Egyptian beer which was usually flavoured with ginger and juniper and is the undisputed dictionary champion, the Textbook Terminator.
Internet source Wikipedia calls it "the Latin spelling for the ancient Greek word for beer or ale", while Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary proclaims zythum as "a kind of beer, so called by the Egyptians; a kind of ancient malt beverage, a liquor made from malt and wheat".
For the thousands of years that the Egyptians were building pyramids, they were brewing zythum to quench their thirsts, to satisfy their gods, nourish their appetites and to help them relax.
His thoughts lazed in the room, alighting on a huge jug of zythum.
Shabaka shambled to the large jar in his hut and poured three bowls of zythum.