zume <2219>

zumh zume

Pronunciation:dzoo'-may
Origin:probably from 2204
Reference:TDNT - 2:902,302
PrtSpch:n f
In Greek:zumh 6, zumhn 1, zumhv 6
In NET:yeast 13
In AV:leaven 13
Count:13
Definition:1) leaven
2) metaph. of inveterate mental and moral corruption, viewed in its
tendency to infect others

Leaven is applied to that which, though small in quantity, yet by its
influence thoroughly pervades a thing; either in a good sense as in
the parable Mt 13:33; or in a bad sense, of a pernicious influence,
"a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump"
probably from 2204; ferment (as if boiling up):-leaven.
see GREEK for 2204

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