Monthly Archives: October 2019

Meanings of Battery

The term battery can refer to an apparatus that is capable of generating enough electrical energy to activate other objects such as flashlights, cell phones and cars, a percussion instrument, or is also used to name a set of cooking utensils. The word battery derives from the Latin verb battuere which means “to hit.” Originally, the word battery indicated utensils forged by… Read More »

Meanings of Bauhaus

Bauhaus is the name of an architecture and design school founded by Walter Gropius in Germany in 1919, after the end of the First World War. Its full name is Staatliche Bauhaus, which translates as State Construction House. Headquarters of the Bauhaus in Dessau The Bauhaus was created with the purpose of helping to rebuild German society… Read More »

Meanings of Baptism

Baptism is the first sacrament of Christianity, which is practiced as an initiation ritual in all religious confessions that follow the message of Jesus Christ. The word comes from the Greek βαπτίζειν or “baptízein” which means ‘to submerge’. Immersion refers to ancient purification rituals in which the penitent plunged into the waters and rose from them as a… Read More »