what is difference between flagellate and scourge
Latin flagellum (“whip”)
- Rhymes: -ɛlət
flagellate (third-person singular simple present flagellates, present participle flagellating, simple past and past participle flagellated)
- (transitive) To whip or scourge.
flagellate (comparative more flagellate, superlative most flagellate)
- Resembling a whip.
- (biology) Having flagella.
flagellate (plural flagellates)
- (biology) Any organism that has flagella.
- inflection of flagellare:
- second-person plural present indicative
- second-person plural imperative
- feminine plural of flagellato
- second-person plural present active imperative of flagellō
From Old French escorgier (“to whip”), from Vulgar Latin excorrigiare, consisting of ex- (“thoroughly”) + corrigia (“thong, whip”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /skɜːdʒ/
- (General American) IPA(key): /skɝdʒ/
- (US, also) IPA(key): /skɔɹdʒ/
- Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)dʒ
scourge (plural scourges)
- A source of persistent trouble such as pestilence that causes pain and suffering or widespread destruction.
- A means to inflict such pain or destruction.
- A whip, often of leather.
scourge (third-person singular simple present scourges, present participle scourging, simple past and past participle scourged)
- To strike with a scourge; to flog.
- (to whip or scourge): Thesaurus:whip
- Scourge in the Encyclopædia Britannica (11th edition, 1911)
- Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “scourge”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.