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From the verb phrase pass over.

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Passover (plural Passovers)

  1. The eight-day Jewish festival of Pesach, commemorating the biblical story of Exodus, during which the first-born sons of the Israelites were passed over while those of the Egyptians were killed.
  2. The one-day Biblical feast that begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month (Nisan 14), which is then immediately followed by the seven-day Feast of Unleavened Bread (Nisan 15-21).
    • Leviticus 23:5,6 (New American Standard Bible)
      'In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight is the LORD'S Passover. 'Then on the fifteenth day of the same month there is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the LORD; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread.
  3. The Christian holy day generally falling on the first day of the Jewish Passover.


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