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Old 01-07-2007, 08:06 PM
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What Is Someone Who Whips Called?

So I'm doing a history project and I'm writing about gladiatorial games in Rome. I can't find what a person who whips is called. Do I have to call them the person that whips? I was leaning towards "whipper" or "whip cracker" but they don't really sound right.

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Old 01-07-2007, 08:43 PM
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Man I love to Ghost ride the whip, hope this helps!
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Old 01-07-2007, 08:54 PM
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Your second extraordinarily helpful post of the day, enjoi. Thanks for the help.



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Old 01-07-2007, 09:36 PM
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Whipper?
Greatest Champion in the free world whipping someone. I think that sounds the best.
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Call them Devo........................

I was into Gladiator history, and i don't recall a gladiator who faught with a whip; nets and lassos yes, whips no.



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Old 01-07-2007, 11:01 PM
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I mistyped... It's about gladiatorial games AND the persecution of Christians. Who did get whipped. Yeah. I decided on "the whip cracker" despite the fact that my teacher would probably dig a Devo reference.



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Flogger would be more of a Latin derivant. Whip is a word of Middle English origin.
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Old 01-08-2007, 02:24 PM
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Dominatrix......



oops, did I post a little too much about myself there?
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Old 01-09-2007, 08:18 PM
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Dominatrix......



oops, did I post a little too much about myself there?

It doesn't count without pictures.

And back on thread: flagellator or in a more specific sense lictor....

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Old 01-10-2007, 12:29 AM
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Cracker, possibly?
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Old 01-12-2007, 04:12 AM
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Wielding the whip would not have been someone's primary task - and their job title would have been something different. It's a bit like calling a chef a saucepan-stirrer - it gives some idea of one element of their job, but it sounds stupid and is inaccurate.

It's likely to have been a jailer, a guard, an over-seer, the captain of the guard, or whatever.
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Old 03-13-2017, 09:20 PM
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Whippersnapper
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I normally refer to as the "Mrs".
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Whipper, I guess it's better.
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