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 Bap or Bap’homet.Baptist. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bap’tes (2 syl.).
 
Priests of the goddess Cotyt’to, whose midnight orgies were so obscene that they disgusted even Cotytto, the goddess of obscenity They received their name from the Greek verb bapto, to wash, because they bathed themselves in the most effeminate manner. (Juvenal, ii. 91.)   1
 


 Bap or Bap’homet.Baptist. 

 
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