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Pasch \Pasch\, Pascha \Pas"cha\, n. [AS. pascha, L. pascha, Gr. ?, fr. Heb. pesach, fr. p[=a]sach to pass over: cf. OF. pasque, F. p[^a]que. Cf. Paschal, Paas, Paque.] The passover; the feast of Easter.

Pasch egg. See Easter egg, under Easter.

Pasch flower. See Pasque flower, under Pasque.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"Easter," early 12c.; see paschal.


Pasch may refer to:

  • Easter
  • Pasch (surname), German and Swedish surname
  • Pasch's theorem
  • Pasch egg, easter eggs
Pasch (surname)

Pasch is a German and Swedish surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Dave Pasch, sports broadcaster
  • Erich Pasch, German sprint canoeist
  • Gustaf Erik Pasch, Swedish inventor
  • Johan Pasch, Swedish painter
  • Lorens Pasch the Younger (1733–1805), Swedish painter
  • Lorens Pasch the Elder (1702–1766), Swedish painter
  • Moritz Pasch (1843–1930), German mathematician
  • Sandy Pasch, American politician
  • Ulrika Pasch (1735–1796), Swedish painter and miniaturist
Pasch (horse)

Pasch (1935–1939) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse and sire, best known for winning the classic 2000 Guineas in 1938, a year in which he started favourite for all three legs of the Triple Crown. In a brief racing career which lasted from April to October of his three-year-old season, he ran six times, recording three wins, one second, and two third places. Apart from his win in the Guineas, he won the Eclipse Stakes and was placed in the Epsom Derby, St Leger Stakes and Champion Stakes. He was then retired to stud but died after siring a single crop of foals.

Usage examples of "pasch".

He celebrated the Pasch on the previous day, reserving His own slaying until the Friday, when the old Pasch was kept.

Consequently Christ and the Jews celebrated the ancient Pasch at the one time.

Christ who is our Pasch was slain on the following day--that is, on the fifteenth day of the moon--nevertheless, on the night when the Lamb was sacrificed, delivering to the disciples to be celebrated, the mysteries of His body and blood, and being held and bound by the Jews, He hallowed the opening of His own immolation--that is, of His Passion.

When it is said, then, that they were going to eat the Pasch on the fifteenth day of the month, it is to be understood that the Pasch there is not called the Paschal lamb, which was sacrificed on the fourteenth day, but the Paschal food--that is, the unleavened bread--which had to be eaten by the clean.

Hence Chrysostom in the same passage gives another explanation, that the Pasch can be taken as meaning the whole feast of the Jews, which lasted seven days.

Paschal lamb was led to the place of immolation five days before the Pasch, which is the tenth day of the moon.

His first marriage, to the former Lucinda Lou Pasch, had ended in divorce, and he and Patsy had been married for sixteen years.