baptême

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See also: bapteme and bâptême

French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French batesme, bapteme, from Ecclesiastical Latin baptisma, Ancient Greek βάπτισμα (báptisma), and Late Latin baptismus, baptismum from Ancient Greek βαπτισμός (baptismós).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ba.tɛm/
  • (file)
  • (Quebec, formal) IPA(key): [ba.tɛ̃ːm]
  • (Quebec, informal) IPA(key): [ba.taɛ̯m]

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Noun[edit]

baptême m (plural baptêmes)

  1. baptism
  2. christening
  3. (Belgium) hazing

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Interjection[edit]

baptême

  1. (Quebec) A mild curse word.
    • [1996], Chrystine Brouillet, C'est pour mieux t'aimer, mon enfant, La Courte Échelle, p. 39,
      Oui, baptême! C'était mon filleul. Un petit gars intelligent et... — Yes, dangit! He was my godson. A bright little guy and...