parasceve

noun

par·​a·​sceve
ˈparəˌsēv
plural -s
1
archaic : the day of preparation before the Jewish Sabbath or a feast of similar rank
it was the parasceve of the paschJohn 19:14 (Douay version)
2
obsolete : preparation

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin, from Greek paraskeuē, literally preparation, from paraskeuazein to get ready, from para- para- entry 1 + skeuazein to prepare, from skeuos vessel, implement

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“Parasceve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parasceve. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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