Therf Therf, a. [AS. ?eorf; akin to OHG. derb, Icel. ?jarfr.] Not fermented; unleavened; -- said of bread, loaves, etc. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Pask and the feast of therf loaves. --Wyclif. [1913 Webster]

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