what is difference between flagellation and tanning
- IPA(key): /ˌflædʒəˈleɪʃən/
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
From French flagellation, from Latin flagellatio, from flagellare, from flagellum, diminutive of flagrum (“whip”).
flagellation (countable and uncountable, plural flagellations)
- A beating consisting of lashes, notably as corporal punishment or mortification, such as a whipping or scourging.
- flagellant, flagellantism
From flagellum (“elongated filiform appendage”), itself a diminutive of Latin flagrum (“whip”), closely related to etymology 1.
flagellation (plural flagellations)
- (botany) The formation by plants of flagella, or their arrangement
- Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967
flagellation f (plural flagellations)
- IPA(key): /ˈtænɪŋ/
- present participle of tan
tanning (countable and uncountable, plural tannings)
- The process of making leather, which does not easily decompose, from the skins of animals, which do.
- The acquisition of a tan, either by exposure to the sun, or artificially.
- (informal) A spanking.
- tan someone’s hide