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What Is Someone Who Whips Called?

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papayaninja

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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.

Thanks for reading this bit of randomness and thanks in advance for the help.
 

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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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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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Dominatrix......



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

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HappyDAPer said:
Dominatrix......



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

It doesn't count without pictures.

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