paschal

adjective

pas·​chal ˈpa-skəl How to pronounce paschal (audio)
1
: of or relating to Easter
A day or two later, Brendan's crew landed on an island where they celebrated Good Friday and Easter. Here they found flocks of white sheep bigger than oxen, and a lamb which they slaughtered for the paschal feast.Samuel Eliot Morison
2
: of or relating to Passover
the paschal lamb

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of paschal was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Paschal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paschal. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

paschal

adjective
pas·​chal
ˈpas-kəl
: of or relating to Passover or Easter
Etymology

from earlier Pasch "Passover, Easter," derived from Greek pascha "Passover," from Hebrew pesaḥ "Passover"

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