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 (pā′säKH′, pĕ′-)
n. Judaism

[Hebrew pesaḥ, from pāsaḥ, to pass over; see psḥ in Semitic roots.]


(ˈpeɪsɑːk; Hebrew ˈpɛsax) or


(Judaism) other words for Passover1
[from Hebrew pesah; see Passover]


(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.
[1520–30; translation of Hebrew pesaḥ]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Pesach - (Judaism) a Jewish festival (traditionally 8 days from Nissan 15) celebrating the exodus of the Israelites from EgyptPesach - (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
Pasch, Pascha - the Jewish feast of the Passover
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