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See also: pasen and påsen


Alternative forms[edit]


From Middle Dutch paschen, paesschen, the plural of pasch, paesch, from Latin pascha, from Ancient Greek πάσχα (páskha, Passover), from Aramaic פסחא(paskha), from Hebrew פסח(pésakh). The word was spread in the West and North Germanic languages from the diocese of Cologne, where it still lingers in the compound Central Franconian Pooschdaach (Easter Sunday). Compare Old Saxon pāscha, Old Norse páskar.


  • IPA(key): /ˈpaːsə(n)/
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  • Hyphenation: Pa‧sen
  • Rhymes: -aːsən

Proper noun[edit]

Pasen m or f or n

  1. Easter, the major Christian feast commemorating the Resurrection of Christ.

Derived terms[edit]


  • Negerhollands: paes, pascha, paska
    • Virgin Islands Creole: paska (dated)