Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Passover.
  • noun Easter.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The passover; the feast of Easter.
  • noun See Easter egg, under Easter.
  • noun See Pasque flower, under Pasque.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun archaic Easter.
  • noun archaic Passover.

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

  • noun the Christian festival of Easter
  • noun the Jewish feast of the Passover

Etymologies

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

[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.]

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

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