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paschal

[ pas-kuh l ]
/ ˈpæs kəl /

adjective

of or relating to Easter.
of or relating to Passover.

noun

a paschal candle or candlestick.

Nearby words

pascal's theorem, pascal's triangle, pascal's wager, pascal, blaise, pasch, paschal, paschal candle, paschal flower, paschal i, paschal ii, paschal lamb

Origin of paschal

1400–50; late Middle English paschall < Late Latin paschālis. See Pasch, -al1

Definition for paschal (2 of 3)

Paschal I

[ pas-kuh l ]
/ ˈpæs kəl /

noun

died a.d. 824, pope 817–824.

Definition for paschal (3 of 3)

Paschal II


noun

Ranieri, died 1118, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1099–1118.
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British Dictionary definitions for paschal

paschal

/ (ˈpæskəl) /

adjective

of or relating to Passover
of or relating to Easter
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Word Origin and History for paschal

paschal


adj.

early 15c., "of or pertaining to Easter," from Old French paschal (12c.) and directly from Late Latin paschalis, from pascha "Passover, Easter," from Greek pascha "Passover," from Aramaic pasha "pass over," corresponding to Hebrew pesah, from pasah "he passed over." (cf. Passover). Pasche was an early Middle English term for "Easter" (see Easter).

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