[Yiddish mazume, mezumen, cash, from Medieval Hebrew məzummān, fixed currency, from Mishnaic Hebrew, fixed, passive participle of zimmēn, to arrange, invite, from Hebrew zəmān, appointed time, from Aramaic zəmān, zəman, from Akkadian simānu, season, time, from wasāmu, asāmu, to be fitting; see wsm in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
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