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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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Pask, n. Also: paske, pascue. [North. and east midl. ME. passke (Orm), pask(e (Cursor M.), pasc (York Plays), pl. paskes (1357), e.m.E. pasque (Caxton), paske (1557, Tusser).In this form, whence also Pace n.2, prob. orig. f. ON. páskar (Sw. påsk(a, Da. paaske): cf. also OF. pasque (F. pâque) beside pasche Pas(c)h(e n. and LG. pâsken beside pâschen.]Easter. Also attrib.(a) 1398 Acts I. 212/1.
At Perth the Thursday next efter Pask
c1420 Wynt. v. 5510.
Saynct Awstyne gert thame … The rewle off Pask welle wndyrstand
14.. Burgh Laws c. 56 (B).
Thar is thre principale mutys … the thryd eftyr Pask [A. Pasch]
14.. Acts I. 41/2.
Bot thryse in the yhere … before the Ȝule Paske and Quhytsonday
1515 Fife Sheriff Ct. . 1554 Prot. Bk. Sir A. Gaw 33. 1672 Stitchill Baron Ct. 62.
At Paske last
(b) 1552 Dundee B. Ct. II. 144 b (31 Mar.).
Betuix this & Pascue nixt to cum
attrib. 1375 Barb. xv. 101 (see Pace n.2 1 b (1)).
c1420 Wynt. v. 5451.
Off the Pask candill the halowyng he Dytyd

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