par·​a·​sceve | \ ˈparəˌsēv\
plural -s

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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History and Etymology for parasceve

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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