noun (uncountable and countable; plural: baptisms)
- The Christian sacrament in which one is anointed with or submerged in water and sometimes given a name.
- A similar ceremony of initiation, purification or naming.
Etymology: From Ancient Greek (polytonic, ) "dipping", "baptism"
- Dutch: doop
- French: baptíªme
- German: Taufe(de)f
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