Pascha

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Pascha the Christian festival of Easter
    • n Pascha the Jewish feast of the Passover
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pascha The passover; the feast of Easter.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. pascha, L. pascha, Gr. , fr. Heb. pesach, fr. pāsach, to pass over: cf. OF. pasque, F. pâque,. Cf. Paschal Paas Paque

Usage

In literature:

A few minutes later, they reached Pascha's bookshop.
"Hunger" by Knut Hamsun
The palace of the pascha is an extensive building, but neither tasteful nor costly; it is imposing only from a distance.
"A Woman's Journey Round the World" by Ida Pfeiffer
On appelle ce Dimanche 'Pascha rosata,' ou 'Laetare.
"Notes and Queries, Number 193, July 9, 1853" by Various
Eventually they both reentered Effenden Pascha's carriage and were driven off.
"The Traitors" by E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
Cook Pascha was even kinder than Verotchka.
"Verotchka's Tales" by Mamin Siberiak
It emphasizes the fact that the Last Supper was the Pascha.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 8" by Various
The Hebrew-Greek word Pascha has passed into the name given to this feast by most Christian nations.
"Our Calendar" by George Nichols Packer
Pascha Turner, widow, was sister of Henry Parr, Bishop of Worcester.
"Curiosities of Puritan Nomenclature" by Charles W. Bardsley
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In news:

The goal during this journey is the annual celebration of our Lord's pascha that is his Passover through death to life.
Local Orthodox Christians are joining all Orthodox Christians across the world in the celebration of Holy Week and Pascha (Easter).
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