flagellation

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Etymology 1[edit]

From French flagellation, from Latin flagellatio, from flagellare, from flagellum, diminutive of flagrum (whip).

Noun[edit]

flagellation (countable and uncountable, plural flagellations)

  1. A beating consisting of lashes, notably as corporal punishment or mortification, such as a whipping or scourging.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From flagellum (elongated filiform appendage), itself a diminutive of Latin flagrum (whip), closely related to etymology 1.

Noun[edit]

flagellation (plural flagellations)

  1. (botany) The formation by plants of flagella, or their arrangement.

References[edit]

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967