paschal full moon


: the 14th day of a lunar month occurring on or next after March 21 according to a fixed set of ecclesiastical calendar rules and without regard to the real moon

Examples of paschal full moon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Easter always occurs on the first Sunday after the paschal full Moon, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, 22 Feb. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of paschal full moon was in 1892

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“Paschal full moon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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