Definitions

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  • n. A traditional Eastern Orthodox Easter dessert, made from curd.

Etymologies

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From Russian пасха (pásxa), from Пасха (pásxa, "Easter").

Examples

  • Note that the traditional mold for a paskha is a pyramid, but my grandmother was Irish, not Russian, and it's nowhere near Easter, so we won't stand on ceremony.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • PAQUE n.f. (from the Greek "paskha," and from the Hebrew "pessah" [passage]) 1.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Each household also brings an Easter basket to church, filled not only with Easter eggs but also with other Paschal foods such as paskha, kulich or Easter breads, and these are blessed by the priest as well.

    Happy Easter!

  • PAQUE n.f. from the Greek "paskha," and from the Hebrew "pessah" passage 1. Fête annuelle juive qui commémore la sortie d'Egypt du peuple hébreu....

    French Word-A-Day:

  • They served wonderful food - beef Stroganov, chicken Kiev, paskha, blini and caviar, sturgeon in jelly.

    Gorky Park

  • In reality, it is a most amusing fair for toys and cheap goods suitable for Easter eggs; gay paper roses, wherewith to adorn the Easter cake; and that combination of sour and sweet cream and other forbidden delicacies, the _paskha_, with which the long, severe fast is to be broken, after midnight matins on Easter.

    Russian Rambles

  • They also eat "tvorog" (milk curds) and raisins and sugar all set in a form, which white, moulded convection is also called "paskha".

    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

  • Any minute now the Easter matins will start; in our cell everything is clean, and on our large common table standkulichi and paskha, a huge "X.B."

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