When a member of the clergy sprinkles water on your forehead and says he does this in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, that is an example of baptism.
Origin of baptism
- Middle English baptisme from Old French from Late Latin baptismus from Greek baptismos from baptizein to baptize baptize
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French batesme or bapteme, from Ecclesiastical Latin baptisma, from Ancient Greek βαπτισμός (baptismós, “dipping, baptism”), from βαπτίζω (baptízō, “I dip in liquid”).