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Postby Mashenka » Dec 29th, 18, 09:13

What does "Купель" mean in Russian? The definitions I have found online are font and baptistry. Is this a fountain of holy water? And the other meaning is font?

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Re: Купель

Postby Jeremy Katz » Jan 18th, 19, 14:51

"Купель" is either in a bowl (a font, in the clerical context, not the "text formatting" one) or a small, around 2x2x2 m, dugged out hole in the ground, commonly in a separate building used indeed for baptistry. Not a fountain, just a place to hold the water. A fountain of holy water is "источник", literally "a source".
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