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paschal

[pas-kuh l] /ˈpæs kəl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Easter.
2.
of or pertaining to Passover.
noun
3.
a paschal candle or candlestick.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English paschall < Late Latin paschālis. See Pasch, -al1

Paschal I

[pas-kuh l] /ˈpæs kəl/
noun
1.
died a.d. 824, pope 817–824.

Paschal II

noun
1.
(Ranieri) died 1118, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1099–1118.
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British Dictionary definitions for paschal

paschal

/ˈpæskəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Passover
2.
of or relating to Easter
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Word Origin and History for paschal
adj.

early 15c., "of or pertaining to Easter," from Old French paschal (12c.) and directly from Late Latin paschalis, from pascha "Passover, Easter," from Greek pascha "Passover," from Aramaic pasha "pass over," corresponding to Hebrew pesah, from pasah "he passed over." (cf. Passover). Pasche was an early Middle English term for "Easter" (see Easter).

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