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.

(Pa*seng") n. (Zoöl.) The wild or bezoar goat. See Goat.

(Pash) v. t. [Prob. of imitative origin, or possibly akin to box to fight with the fists.] To strike; to crush; to smash; to dash in pieces. [Obs.] P. Plowman. "I'll pash him o'er the face." Shak.

(Pash), n. [Scot., the pate. Cf. Pash, v. t.]

1. The head; the poll. [R.] "A rough pash." Shak.

2. A crushing blow. [Obs.]

3. A heavy fall of rain or snow. [Prov. Eng.]

(Pa*sha") n. [Turk. pasha, basha; cf. Per. basha, badshah; perh. a corruption of Per. padishah. Cf. Bashaw, Padishah, Shah.] An honorary title given to officers of high rank in Turkey, as to governers of provinces, military commanders, etc. The earlier form was bashaw. [Written also pacha.]

There are three classes of pashas, whose rank is distinguished by the number of the horsetails borne on their standards, being one, two, or three, a pasha of three tails being the highest.

(Pa*sha"lic) n. [Written also pachalic.] [Turk.] The jurisdiction of a pasha.

(Pa*shaw") n. See Pasha.

(Pas`i*graph"ic Pas`i*graph"ic*al) a. Of or pertaining to pasigraphy.

(Pa*sig"ra*phy) n. [Gr. for all (dat. pl. of all) + -graphy.] A system of universal writing, or a manner of writing that may be understood and used by all nations. Good.

(Pas"i*la`ly) n. [Gr. for all (dat. pl. of all) + talking.] A form of speech adapted to be used by all mankind; universal language.

(Pask) n. [See Pasque.] See Pasch.

(Pas"py) n. [F. passe-pied.] A kind of minuet, in triple time, of French origin, popular in the reign of Queen Elizabeth and for some time after; — called also passing measure, and passymeasure. Percy Smith.

(Pasque) n. [OF. pasque.] See Pasch.

Pasque flower(Bot.), a name of several plants of the genus Anemone, section Pulsatilla. They are perennial herbs with rather large purplish blossoms, which appear in early spring, or about Easter, whence the common name. Called also campana.

(Pas"quil) n. [It. pasquillo.] See Pasquin. [R.]

(Pas"quil), v. t. [R.] See Pasquin.

(Pas"quil*ant) n. A lampooner; a pasquiler. [R.] Coleridge.

(Pas"quil*er) n. A lampooner. [R.] Burton.

Paschal to Passage

(Pas"chal) a. [L. paschalis: cf. F. pascal. See Pasch.] Of or pertaining to the passover, or to Easter; as, a paschal lamb; paschal eggs. Longfellow.

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