Origin of Pasch

before 1150; Middle English, Old English < Late Latin Pascha < Greek Páscha < Aramaic: Passover; compare Hebrew Pesaḥ Pesach Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for pasch


  1. an archaic name for Passover (def. 1), Easter

Word Origin for Pasch

C12: from Old French pasche, via Church Latin and Greek from Hebrew pesakh Pesach
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Word Origin and History for pasch


"Easter," early 12c.; see paschal.

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