Parasceve

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Parasceve A preparation.
    • Parasceve Among the Jews, the evening before the Sabbath.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n parasceve Preparation: in allusion to the specific use (def. 2).
    • n parasceve Specifically Friday, the day before the Hebrew sabbath: so named because on that day the Hebrews prepare what is necessary for the next day; also, what is thus prepared. The name is retained in the Roman Catholic missal as a term for Good Friday and is sometimes improperly applied to Thursday of Holy Week, or Maundy Thursday.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Parasceve par′a-sēv the eve before the Jewish Sabbath when the preparations are made: sometimes applied to Good-Friday:
    • n Parasceve par′a-sēv (obs.) preparation
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., from Gr. , lit., preparation
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. paraskeuē, preparation—para, beside, skeuē, equipment.

Usage

In literature:

THE PARASCEVE, OR PREPARATION.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
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