Passover

  • 1 PASSOVER — (Heb. פֶּסַח, Pesah), a spring festival, beginning on the 15th day of Nisan, lasting seven days in Israel and eight in the Diaspora. It commemorates the Exodus from Egypt. The first and seventh days (the first two and last two in the Diaspora)… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 2 Passover — • Great Jewish holiday Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Passover     Pasch or Passover     † …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 3 Passover — Pass o ver, n. [Pass + over. See Pasch.] (Jewish Antiq.) (a) A feast of the Jews, instituted to commemorate the sparing of the Hebrews in Egypt, when God, smiting the firstborn of the Egyptians, passed over the houses of the Israelites which were …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Passover — 1530, coined by Tyndale from pass over, to translate Heb. pesah (see PASCHAL (Cf. paschal)), in reference to the Lord passing over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt when he killed the first born of the Egyptians (Ex. xii) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 Passover — ► NOUN ▪ the major Jewish spring festival, commemorating the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. ORIGIN from pass over, with reference to the exemption of the Israelites from the death of their firstborn (Book of Exodus, chapter… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 Passover — [pas′ō΄vər] n. [ PASS2 + OVER, used to transl. Heb pesach: see PASCH] 1. a Jewish holiday (Pesach) celebrated for eight (or seven) days beginning on the 15th of Nisan and commemorating the deliverance of the ancient Hebrews from slavery in Egypt …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Passover — This article is about the Jewish holiday. For other uses, see Passover (disambiguation). Passover Seder plate with symbolic foods Official name Hebrew: פסח (Pesach) Obs …

    Wikipedia

  • 8 Passover — The annual Jewish festival, held on the 14th of the month Nisan, which commemorated the saving events of the Exodus [[➝ Exodus, the]] from Egypt; as an institution it may have already existed in pre Israelite Canaan as an agricultural festival in …

    Dictionary of the Bible

  • 9 Passover — /pas oh veuhr, pahs /, n. 1. Also called Pesach, Pesah. a Jewish festival that commemorates the exodus of the Jews from Egypt and is marked chiefly by the Seder ritual and the eating of matzoth. It begins on the 14th day of Nisan and is… …

    Universalium

  • 10 Passover — [[t]pɑ͟ːsoʊvə(r), pæ̱s [/t]] N UNCOUNT: also the N Passover is a Jewish festival that begins in March or April and lasts for seven or eight days. Passover begins with a special meal that reminds Jewish people of how God helped their ancestors… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 Passover — UK [ˈpɑːsˌəʊvə(r)] / US [ˈpæsˌoʊvər] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms Passover : singular Passover plural Passovers a religious festival lasting seven or eight days in March or April during which Jews remember the time when the ancient… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 Passover —    The name given to the chief of the three great historical annual festivals of the Jews. It was kept in remembrance of the Lord s passing over the houses of the Israelites (Ex. 12:13) when the first born of all the Egyptians were destroyed. It… …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 13 Passover — Pessa h Pessa h Un seder de Pessa h dans un kibboutz des années 1950 Nom officiel …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 14 Passover — noun a) The eight day Jewish festival of Pesach, commemorating the biblical story of Exodus, during which the first born sons of the Israelites were passed over while those of the Egyptians were killed. b) The Christian holy day generally falling …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 Passover — noun Passover is used before these nouns: ↑meal …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 Passover — Pass|o|ver [ˈpa:səuvə US ˈpæsouvər] n [U] also the Passover [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Translation of Hebrew pesah to pass without affecting ; because, according to the Bible, God did not kill Jewish children when he killed children of other… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 Passover — Pass|o|ver [ pæs,ouvər ] noun count or uncount a religious festival lasting seven or eight days in March or April when Jews remember the time when the ancient Hebrews escaped from Egypt. Passover begins with a special meal …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 Passover — noun Etymology: from the exemption of the Israelites from the slaughter of the firstborn in Egyptian (Exodus 12:23 27) Date: 1530 a Jewish holiday beginning on the 14th of Nisan and commemorating the Hebrews liberation from slavery in Egypt …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 PASSOVER —    the chief festival of the Jews in commemoration of the passing of the destroying angel over the houses of the Israelites on the night when he slew the first born of the Egyptians; it was celebrated in April, lasted eight days, only unleavened… …

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • 20 Passover —    The Jewish festival commemorates the sparing of the Israelites in Egypt when God smote the firstborn of the Egyptians. The Israelites were to mark the doors of their houses with the blood of a sacrificed lamb: And when I see the blood, I will… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins