Paschal Pas"chal (p[a^]s"kal), a. [L. paschalis: cf. F. pascal. See {Pasch}.] Of or pertaining to the passover, or to Easter; as, a paschal lamb; paschal eggs. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

{Paschal candle} (R. C. Ch.), a large wax candle, blessed and placed on the altar on Holy Saturday, or the day before Easter.

{Paschal flower}. See {Pasque flower}, under {Pasque}. [1913 Webster]

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  • paschal — Paschal, m. acut. Ores est nom substantif et propre, et ores nom adjectif, comme, Agneau Paschal, Paschalis, et vient de Pascha …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • paschal — (adj.) early 15c., of or pertaining to Easter, from L.L. paschalis, from pascha Passover, Easter, from Gk. pascha Passover, from Aramaic pasha pass over, corresponding to Heb. pesah, from pasah to pass over (see PASSOVER (Cf. Passover)). Pasche… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • paschal — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to Easter. 2) relating to the Jewish Passover. ORIGIN from Latin pascha feast of Passover , from Hebrew …   English terms dictionary

  • paschal —   a. pertaining to Easter, or Passover.    ♦ paschal letter, bishop s letter of ancient   Church concerning next Easter date.    ♦ paschal moon, new moon of vernal equinox …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • paschal — /pas keuhl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Easter. 2. of or pertaining to Passover. n. 3. a paschal candle or candlestick. [1400 50; late ME paschall < LL paschalis. See PASCH, AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • paschal — adj. 1 of or relating to the Jewish Passover. 2 of or relating to Easter. Phrases and idioms: paschal lamb 1 a lamb sacrificed at Passover. 2 Christ. Etymology: ME f. OF pascal f. eccl.L paschalis f. pascha f. Gk paskha f. Aram. pasha, rel. to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • paschal — adjective see Pasch …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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