baptême

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French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French baptesme, from Old French batesme, bapteme, baptesme (earlier batesma), a semi-learned borrowing from Ecclesiastical Latin baptisma, from Ancient Greek βάπτισμα (báptisma), and Late Latin baptismus, baptismum from Ancient Greek βαπτισμός (baptismós). Doublet of baptisme.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ba.tɛm/
    • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ba.tɛːm/ (older, now chiefly Belgium and Canada)

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...

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