flagellate vs scourge what difference

what is difference between flagellate and scourge

English

Etymology

Latin flagellum (whip)

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɛlət

Verb

flagellate (third-person singular simple present flagellates, present participle flagellating, simple past and past participle flagellated)

  1. (transitive) To whip or scourge.

Related terms

  • biflagellate
  • flagellation
  • triflagellate

Translations

Adjective

flagellate (comparative more flagellate, superlative most flagellate)

  1. Resembling a whip.
  2. (biology) Having flagella.

Related terms

  • flagellum

Translations

Noun

flagellate (plural flagellates)

  1. (biology) Any organism that has flagella.

Translations


Italian

Verb

flagellate

  1. inflection of flagellare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative
  2. feminine plural of flagellato

Latin

Verb

flagellāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of flagellō


English

Etymology

From Old French escorgier (to whip), from Vulgar Latin excorrigiare, consisting of ex- (thoroughly) + corrigia (thong, whip).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /skɜːdʒ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /skɝdʒ/
    • (US, also) IPA(key): /skɔɹdʒ/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)dʒ

Noun

scourge (plural scourges)

  1. A source of persistent trouble such as pestilence that causes pain and suffering or widespread destruction.
  2. A means to inflict such pain or destruction.
  3. A whip, often of leather.

Translations

Verb

scourge (third-person singular simple present scourges, present participle scourging, simple past and past participle scourged)

  1. To strike with a scourge; to flog.
Synonyms
  • (to whip or scourge): Thesaurus:whip

Translations

See also

  • Scourge in the Encyclopædia Britannica (11th edition, 1911)
  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “scourge”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • scrouge

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