lephizavit

English translation: baptized

22:15 May 5, 2019
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Genealogy
Latin term or phrase: lephizavit
"Dominus Salvator Izzo ex mei infrascripti Archipresbiteri Curae formiculae licentia lephizavit infantem supradicto die." From an 18th century family digest.
Joseph Brazauskas
United States
Local time: 02:00
English translation:baptized
Explanation:
λεβήτιν, τό is a noun that could be cognate with the Latinized verb 'lephizare', meaning to baptize in a basin or (literally) cauldron. From the context, I cannot imagine what a priest would otherwise be doing with a small infant but baptizing him or her.

Another possible solution is from Latham's medieval Latin dictionary, where the closest is from Levita (m.), for deacon, from the Vulgate and the priestly tribe of Levi. ???
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Michael Putman
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baptized


Explanation:
λεβήτιν, τό is a noun that could be cognate with the Latinized verb 'lephizare', meaning to baptize in a basin or (literally) cauldron. From the context, I cannot imagine what a priest would otherwise be doing with a small infant but baptizing him or her.

Another possible solution is from Latham's medieval Latin dictionary, where the closest is from Levita (m.), for deacon, from the Vulgate and the priestly tribe of Levi. ???

Michael Putman
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