baptismal


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bap·tism

 (băp′tĭz′əm)
n.
1. A religious rite considered a sacrament by most Christian groups, marked by the symbolic application of water to the head or immersion of the body into water and resulting in admission of the recipient into the community of Christians.
2. A ceremony in certain religious or nonreligious traditions in which one is initiated, purified, or given a name.
3. An initiatory experience, act, or effort: "two brilliant young graduate students whose work for this committee amounted to a baptism in defense policy" (James Carroll).

[Middle English baptisme, from Old French, from Late Latin baptismus, from Greek baptismos, from baptizein, to baptize; see baptize.]

bap·tis′mal adj.
bap·tis′mal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.baptismal - of or relating to baptismbaptismal - of or relating to baptism; "baptismal font"
Translations
عُمّادي، خاص بالمَعْموديّه
křestní
dåbs-
keresztelési
skírnar-
krstný
vaftize ait

baptismal

[bæpˈtɪzməl] ADJbautismal

baptismal

[bæpˈtɪzməl] adj [service, ceremony] → de baptême; [name] → de baptêmebaptism of fire nbaptême m du feu

baptismal

adjTauf-; baptismal nameTaufname m

baptismal

[bæpˈtɪzməl] adj (font, ceremony) → battesimale; (robes) → da battesimo

baptize,

baptise

(bӕpˈtaiz) verb
to dip (a person) in water, or sprinkle (someone) with water, as a symbol of acceptance into the Christian church, usually also giving him a name. She was baptized Mary but calls herself Jane.
ˈbaptism (-tizəm) noun
(an act of) baptizing. the baptism of the baby.
bapˈtismal adjective
References in classic literature ?
deliriously howled Ahab, as the malignant iron scorchingly devoured the baptismal blood.
so gray tradition tells) were once the resort of the Power of Evil and his plighted subjects; and here, at midnight or on the dim verge of evening, they were said to stand round the mantling pool, disturbing its putrid waters in the performance of an impious baptismal rite.
We have already mentioned the baptismal name of this ancient chief; but in his conversation with Natty, held in the language of the Delawares, he was heard uniformly to call himself Chingachgook, which, interpreted, means the “Great Snake.
as she and her school-fellows knew) was the baptismal name of Miss Jethro.
Henri; it was my intention to ask her how she came to be possessed of two English baptismal names, Frances and Evans, in addition to her French surname, also whence she derived her good accent.
The Duc de Longueville gained the government of Pont-de-l'Arche, five hundred thousand francs for his wife and the honor of seeing her son held at the baptismal font by the young king and Henrietta of England.
She had not thought of that, but a name suggested by a phrase in the book of Genesis came into her head as she proceeded with the baptismal service, and now she pronounced it:
We'll look first,' said Father Victor, leisurely rolling out poor Kimball O'Hara's 'ne varietur' parchment, his clearance-certificate, and Kim's baptismal certificate.
Ah, you call yourself Oriental, a Levantine, Maltese, Indian, Chinese; your family name is Monte Cristo; Sinbad the Sailor is your baptismal appellation, and yet the first day you set foot in Paris you instinctively display the greatest virtue, or rather the chief defect, of us eccentric Parisians, -- that is, you assume the vices you have not, and conceal the virtues you possess.
It is certain that little Agnes, that was the child's name, a baptismal name, for it was a long time since la Chantefleurie had had any surname--it is certain that that little one was more swathed in ribbons and embroideries than a dauphiness of Dauphiny
He believed the contributors to Christian Baptism, who included many future leaders in the BU, were advocating baptismal regeneration.
Behind the dais is a red velvet curtain, which when slid back reveals a baptismal.