Origin of the name PRASCOVIE.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name PRASCOVIE.
A French name, of Greek origin, meaning "Good Friday
... that which we emphatically
call Good Friday, the Eastern Church knows by the title that it bears in
the New Testament, the Day of Preparation, Παρασκευή (Paraskewe), from πάρα
(beyond), and σκεύη (gear or implements). Thence, a daughter
born on that holy day, was christened among the Russians Paraskeva;
and the name that has been corrupted by the French into Prascovie, and
which is called for short Pascha... (History
of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)