early 15c., "the scourging of Christ," from Old French flagellacion "scourging, flogging," or directly from Latin flagellationem (nominative flagellatio) "a scourging," noun of action from past participle stem of flagellare "to scourge, lash" (see flagellum). In a general sense from 1520s.
1. There is a ceremony of prayer and flagellation before the dancing begins.
2. Said self - flagellation is a lonely land of the characteristics of pandemic flu.
据说 自虐 是寂寞国度流行感冒的特征.
3. These prices have prompted many people in the industry feats of rhetorical self - flagellation.