taufen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German and Old High German toufen, from Proto-West Germanic *daupijan. Compare Old Saxon dōpian, Dutch dopen, Old English dīepan, Gothic 𐌳𐌰𐌿𐍀𐌾𐌰𐌽 (daupjan).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtaʊ̯fn̩/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: tau‧fen

Verb[edit]

taufen (weak, third-person singular present tauft, past tense taufte, past participle getauft, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive, religion) to baptize
    Ich taufe dich im Namen des Vaters, des Sohnes und des Heiligen Geistes.
    I baptise you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
  2. (transitive, by extension) to name

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