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Word origin of 'Pasch'ME pasche < OFr < LL(Ec) pascha < Gr(Ec) (in N.T. & LXX) < Heb pesach, usually interpreted “passage”, as if < psḥ, to pass over, but ? akin to Akkadian pessū, lame