from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Passover.
  • n. Easter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Easter.
  • n. Passover.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The passover; the feast of Easter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Jewish feast of the Passover; hence, the Christian feast of Easter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the Christian festival of Easter
  • n. the Jewish feast of the Passover


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)
From Old French pasches (modern Pâques), from ecclesiastical Latin pascha, from Ancient Greek πάσχα (paskha), from Aramaic pasḥa, from Hebrew פסחא (pasḥa). (Wiktionary)



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