American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Jewish feast of the Passover; hence, the Christian feast of Easter.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The passover; the feast of Easter.
- n. the Christian festival of Easter
- n. the Jewish feast of the Passover
- From Old French pasches (modern Pâques), from ecclesiastical Latin pascha, from Ancient Greek πάσχα (paskha), from Aramaic pasḥa, from Hebrew פסחא (pasḥa). (Wiktionary)
- 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. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“At present the word Pasch is used exclusively in the latter sense.”
“The week was also known as the week of the dry fast (xerophagia), while some of its observances were very possibly influenced by an erroneous etymology of the word Pasch, which was current among the Greeks.”
“Irak, had a daughter named Hind, who went out one Pasch, which is a feast day of the Nazarenes, to the White Church, to take the sacrament; she was eleven years old and was the loveliest woman of her age and time; and it so chanced that on the same day came to”
“One of these feasts was called the Pasch, or Passover, and it was during the celebration of that feast that Our Lord was put to death; so that there were many persons from all parts of the nation present at the sad execution.”
“(A minority of English-speaking Orthodox prefer the English word 'Pasch.')”
“Matias Pasch has a word or two on mathematics: ESPN online coverage begins with the statement 'if Barcelona score one, Madrid will need to score 4'.”
“Once again, Christian Abbiati rides to his side's rescue, turning the ball around the post with a fine save.87 min: "A bit of pedantry," writes Matias Pasch.”
“The campaign had energised Democrats, who went to great lengths with get-out-the-vote efforts, but the final result came down to a tight race between Republican Alberta Darling of River Hills, who held off Democratic state representative Sandy Pasch of Whitefish Bay by a 5,000 vote margin.”
“In five of those six races, their challengers are strong, Democratic women: Nancy Nusbaum, Sandy Pasch, Shelly Moore, Jessica King and Jennifer Shilling.”
“The double gathering of the manna represents the Consecration of the two Hosts on Holy Thursday, which thus becomes the new ‘Parasceve – day of preparation’, anticipating the new Pasch: the Sacrifice of Christ, the new Paschal Lamb, upon the Cross.”
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