[CS-FSLUG] OT: Re: Baptist?

Timothy Butler tbutler at ofb.biz
Mon Dec 5 15:35:53 CST 2005

On Dec 5, 2005, at 3:27 PM, Frank Bax wrote:
> John the Baptist was the guy baptising people.  Is there a word for  
> the
> person being baptised?

Hmm... I'm not sure. We could make one up from Greek. :-) Baptizo is  
"I am baptizing," but Baptizomai is "I am baptizing myself" or "I am  
being baptized." That seems be fitting enough, so maybe we could call  
'em baptizomais. :-) We could also do the infinitive, which would be  
baptizethai (to be being baptized).

Of course, those sound kinda awkward. Maybe just calling them  
"baptizees" would make more sense.


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