The middle section of Latin confirmatio, or firm, assimilated into birm + -ovka, a suffix signifying an activity.
- The ritual of the Catholic sacrament of confirmation.
This word does not describe the sacrament itself (that is birmovanie), but the occasion, the ritual, the celebration, of conferring the sacrament. It is only used by Slovak Catholics; the Slovak Lutherans use the word konfirmácia.
- birmovka in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk