Definition of Paschal lamb

1. Noun. Figure of a lamb; emblematic of Christ.

Exact synonyms: Agnus Dei
Generic synonyms: Allegory, Emblem

Definition of Paschal lamb

1. Noun. (historic) The lamb eaten at Passover. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) Jesus Christ, symbolized as a sacrifice. ¹

3. Noun. (heraldiccharge) A lamb depicted with nimbus and bearing a flag (usually St. George's cross: ''argent a cross gules''). ¹

4. Noun. (alternative form of Paschal Lamb) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paschal Lamb

Pas de Calais
Pascal's gamble
Pascal's law
Pascal's law of fluid pressures
Pascal's triangle
Pascal's wager
Pascal compiler
Paschal Lamb
Paschal Lambs
Paschal celery
Paschal troparion
Pascheff's conjunctivitis
Paschen-Back effect
Paschen bodies
Pashto alphabet

Literary usage of Paschal lamb

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1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1873)
"... the curious combinations of Christian and surname, we have “ Perfect Sparrow,” “ paschal lamb,” “ Royal King,” “ Sing Song,” “ River Jordan,” and (apt ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"7 mistranslates) ; the paschal lamb is necessarily roasted, and the only traces of sacrificial character that remain to it are the sprinkling of the blood ..."

3. Pedagogical Articles: Linen-measurer by Leo Tolstoy, Leo Wiener (1904)
"It is true, the blood of the paschal lamb was not a part of the paschal supper, but in the event which was memorized by the paschal supper, ..."

4. An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures by Thomas Hartwell Horne (1856)
"The paschal lamb was to be roasted whole, which might be commanded as a matter of convenience at the first passover, in order that their culinary utensils ..."

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