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1. Passover.
2. Easter.

[Middle English, from Old French pasche, from Late Latin pascha, Passover, Easter, from Late Greek paskha, from Aramaic pasḥā, Passover, from Hebrew pesaḥ; see Pesach.]

Pas′chal, pas′chal adj.
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(pɑːsk; pæsk)
(Judaism) an archaic name for Passover1, Easter
[C12: from Old French pasche, via Church Latin and Greek from Hebrew pesakh Pesach]
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(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]
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Noun1.Pasch - the Jewish feast of the PassoverPasch - the Jewish feast of the Passover  
Feast of the Unleavened Bread, Passover, Pesach, Pesah - (Judaism) a Jewish festival (traditionally 8 days from Nissan 15) celebrating the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt
2.Pasch - the Christian festival of Easter
Easter - a Christian celebration of the Resurrection of Christ; celebrated on the Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox
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