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Pas(c)h(e)-, Pais(c)h(e)-day, n. [North. ME. pasch daus pl. (Cursor M.). Cf. Pask-day n., Pace-da(y n., Pax n.] Easter day, Easter Sunday.Chiefly (after Cursor M., ? only) Sc.(1) 1375 Barb. xv. 248 (E).
On Pasche [C. Paske] day
a1400 Leg. S. vii. 150. 1456 Hay I. 166/3.
Men of were … do mare the Sonday … alset it war Pasche day
1496–7 Acta Conc. II. 58. ?a1500 Remembr. Passion 661. 1507 Treas. Acc. III. 289.
To the princes almous … to pure folkis beginnand on Pasch day the ferd day of Aprile
1507–8 Ib. IV. 40.
The xxiij day of Aprile Pasch day to the kingis offerandis at the first mes and hye mes xxxij s.
a1508 Kennedy Pass. Christ 1424.
This nobill knycht throw his angelite On Pasche day rais
1570 Bk. Univ. Kirk I. 180.
Whither the Communion may be ministred upon Pasch day
1588 King in Cath. Tr. 207/34.
In thair kalendare thaiy haiff left out al memorie of Pasche day, Ascensione day, Witsonday and vthers
1623 Falkirk Par. Rec. I. 30. 1629 Reg. Privy C. 2 Ser. III. 34.
Upoun the 25 day of Marche 1627 yeeres, being Pasche day
c1650 Spalding II. 125.
Pashe day [1642] … no fleshe durst be sold … for making good cheir, as wes wont to be … becaus it wes now holdin superstitious; nor na commvnion givin
1681 Boharm Kirk S. 4 Apr.(b) 1507 Treas. Acc. III. 379.
Paisch day
1531 Bell. Boece (M) I. 362.
Paische day
1542 Elgin Rec. I. 71.(2) a1400 Leg. S. vii. 444.
& gret sege gert till it lay … on the Pasche day
c1420 Wynt. v. 1775.
Thai … suld … tak syne devotly The Ewcaryst on the Pasche [C. Pask] day
b. 1562-3 Winȝet I. 115/21.
The ȝierly celebratioun of the Pasche day
1572-5 Diurn. Occurr. 340.
Wpoun the Pasche day … Robert Drummond … slew himselff
1596 Dalr. I. 227/11. 1632 Lanark B. Rec. 325.
Four frie faires yeirlie … the ane thairof at the Pasche day

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