E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Baptes (2 syl.).
Priests of the goddess Cotytto, 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.)