paschal moon

noun, sometimes capitalized P

Definition of paschal moon

: the lunar month whose 14th day falls on or next following March 21 according to ecclesiastical calendar rules employing the golden number and epact of the year

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History and Etymology for paschal moon

so called from its use in determining the date of Easter

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“Paschal moon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paschal%20moon. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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