Pascha

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See also: pascha, paschą, and Paschą

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin pascha (Passover), from Ancient Greek πάσχα (páskha, Passover), from Aramaic פַּסְחָא(paskha), from Hebrew פֶּסַח(pésakh). Doublet of Pesach.

Noun[edit]

Pascha (countable and uncountable, plural Paschas)

  1. Passover (biblical, Israelite, Jewish, or Christian Passover; this term also includes Quartodeciman Passover, observed on Nisan 14, especially by Christians in Asia Minor)
  2. Easter, the most important Christian religious holy day or feast.
  3. Orthodox Christian church services during the week succeeding Easter.

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Adjective[edit]

Pascha (not comparable)

  1. (attributive) Pertaining to either Passover or Easter (Pascha is an ambiguous term and its meaning depends on context).
    In the Orthodox Christian church, Pascha week is the week succeeding Easter.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish پاشا(paşa).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpaʃɐ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Pascha m (strong, genitive Paschas, plural Paschas)

  1. pasha (title)

Further reading[edit]

  • Pascha” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Pascha” in Duden online
  • Pascha” in Duden online

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ecclesiastical Latin pascha, from Ancient Greek πάσχα (páskha), from Aramaic פַּסְחָא(paskha), from Hebrew פֶּסַח(pésakh).

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Proper noun[edit]

Pascha f

  1. (Judaism) Pascha (Passover)
  2. (Orthodoxy) Pascha (Easter)

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adjective

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noun

Further reading[edit]

  • Pascha in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • Pascha in Polish dictionaries at PWN