Pasch

[ pask ]
/ pæsk /
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noun

the Jewish festival of Passover.

Origin of Pasch

before 1150; Middle English, Old English < Late Latin Pascha < Greek Páscha < Aramaic: Passover; compare Hebrew Pesaḥ Pesach

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Pasch

/ (pɑːsk, pæsk) /

noun

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

Pasch

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

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