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[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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[C12: from Old French pasche, via Church Latin and Greek from Hebrew pesakh Pesach]
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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]
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|Noun||1.||Pasch - the Jewish feast of the Passover|
|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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