来自词根bapt, 浸。指一种基督教或其它宗教的重要仪式。见baptism of fire, 战火洗礼。
- baptism (n.)
- c. 1300, bapteme, from Old French batesme, bapteme (11c., Modern French baptême), from Latin baptismus, from Greek baptismos, noun of action from baptizein (see baptize). The -s- restored in later 14c.
Figurative sense is from late 14c. The Anglo-Saxons used fulluht in this sense (John the Baptist was Iohannes se Fulluhtere). Phrase baptism of fire "a soldier's first experience of battle" (1857) translates French baptême de feu; the phrase originally was ecclesiastical Greek baptisma pyros and meant "the grace of the Holy Spirit as imparted through baptism." Later it was used of martyrdom, especially by burning.
- 1. All the family attended the baptism of the first grandchild.
- 2. The Christian ceremony of baptism is a symbolic act.
- 3. That was my baptism into weather wisdom.
- 4. It was Mark's first introduction to royal duties and he came through his baptism of fire unscathed.
- 5. Baptism is one of the sacraments in the Christian Church.
[ baptism 造句 ]