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A holiday beginning on the 14th of Nisan and traditionally continuing for eight days, commemorating the exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt. Also called Pesach.
[Translation of Hebrew pesaḥ.]
1. (Judaism) Also called: Pesach, Pesah or Feast of the Unleavened Bread an eight-day Jewish festival beginning on Nisan 15 and celebrated in commemoration of the passing over or sparing of the Israelites in Egypt, when God smote the firstborn of the Egyptians (Exodus 12).
2. (Judaism) another term for the Paschal Lamb
[C16: from pass over, translation of Hebrew pesah, from pāsah to pass over]
Pass•o•ver(ˈpæsˌoʊ vər, ˈpɑs-)
1. Also called Pesach . a Jewish festival, beginning on the 14th of Nisan and celebrated for either seven or eight days, that commemorates the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt.
2. (l.c.) paschal lamb (def. 1).
[1520–30; translation of Hebrew pesaḥ]
The deliverance of the Israelites from Egypt, and the annual festival kept in memory of the event.
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|Noun||1.||Passover - (Judaism) a Jewish festival (traditionally 8 days from Nissan 15) celebrating the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt|
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
movable feast, moveable feast - a religious holiday that falls on different dates in different years
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Passover[ˈpɑːsəʊvəʳ] N → Pascua f (judía)
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