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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English cristenen, cristnien, from Old English crīstnian (to christen, baptise), from Old English crīsten (Christen, Christian) +‎ -nian. Cognate with Dutch kerstenen (to christen), Middle Low German kristenen, kerstenen, karstenen (to christen), Danish kristne (to christen) Swedish kristna (to christen), Icelandic kristna (to christen).

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christen (third-person singular simple present christens, present participle christening, simple past and past participle christened)

 
The christening of a ship
  1. To perform the religious act of the baptism, to baptise.
  2. (usually Christian) To name.
    • Bishop Burnet
      Christen the thing what you will.
  3. (obsolete) To Christianize.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Jeremy Taylor to this entry?)
  4. (colloquial, usually Christian) To use for the first time.

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkrɪs.tən/
  • (some orthodox Protestants) IPA(key): /ˈxrɪs.tən/
  • (file)

NounEdit

christen m (plural christenen, diminutive christentje n)

  1. Christian

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