bapto <911>

baptw bapto

Pronunciation:bap'-to
Origin:a primary word
Reference:TDNT - 1:529,92
PrtSpch:v
In Greek:baqav 1, baqh 1, baqw 1
In NET:I have dipped 1, dip 1, dipped 1
In AV:dip 3
Count:3
Definition:1) to dip, dip in, immerse
2) to dip into dye, to dye, colour
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Not to be confused with 907, baptizo. The clearest example that shows
the meaning of baptizo is a text from the Greek poet and physician
Nicander, who lived about 200 B.C. It is a recipe for making pickles
and is helpful because it uses both words. Nicander says that in
order to make a pickle, the vegetable should first be 'dipped'
(bapto) into boiling water and then 'baptised' (baptizo) in the
vinegar solution. Both verbs concern the immersing of vegetables in a
solution. But the first is temporary. The second, the act of
baptising the vegetable, produces a permanent change.
a primary verb; to whelm, i.e. cover wholly with a fluid; in the New
Testament only in a qualified or special sense, i.e. (literally) to
moisten (a part of one's person), or (by implication) to stain (as
with dye):-dip.

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