birmovka

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Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The middle section from Latin cōnfirmātiō (firm), assimilated into birm +‎ -ovka.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

birmovka f (genitive singular birmovky, nominative plural birmovky, genitive plural birmoviek, declension pattern of žena)

  1. (religion, Christianity) The ritual of the Catholic sacrament of confirmation.

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Usage notes[edit]

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.

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Further reading[edit]

  • birmovka in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk