Definition of parasceve
1 archaic : the day of preparation before the Jewish Sabbath or a feast of similar rank it was the parasceve of the pasch — John 19:14 (Douay version)
2 obsolete : preparation
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Origin and Etymology of parasceve
Late Latin, from Greek paraskeuē, literally preparation, from paraskeuazein to get ready, from para- 1para- + skeuazein to prepare, from skeuos vessel, implement — more at skeuomorph
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