- 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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Examples from the Web for pasch
But you have a custom that I should release one unto you at the Pasch.
And he said to them: With desire I have desired to eat this pasch with you, before I suffer.
And he sent Peter and John, saying: Go, and prepare for us the pasch, that we may eat.
And they going, found as he had said to them and made ready the pasch.
Now the pasch, the festival day of the Jews, was near at hand.
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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