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Subject: Re: [Q-R] Meaning of "ondoye"
Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2007 11:54:18 -0400
Ondoyé, in the masculine, or ondoyée, in the feminine, is a word used in a baptismal certificate when a newborn is baptized by the midwife or another witness to the birth, and the other ceremonies of formal baptism are administered at a later date, if the child survives. If the child does not survive long enough to have the ceremonies supplied, the notation that the child was "ondoyé" appears in the burial record.
If the baptismal records at Sacred Heart Church in Holyoke, Massachusetts were written in French, the word "ondoyé" would appear there. I was baptized by one of the nurses in the delivery room of Providence Hospital immediately after I was born. The other ceremonies were supplied about a month later, since I survived.
Fr John L
Sent: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 11:10 PM
Subject: [Q-R] Meaning of "ondoye"
In reading the entries of the parish books, I have come across the word "ondoye"
- can anyone tell me what this means? I have tried online translators and it
just says it means ondoye. I've tried using the accent marks over the "e" and
that doesn't change anything.
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