parasceve

noun par·a·sceve \ ˈparəˌsēv \

Definition of parasceve

plural -s
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


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