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A whip used as an instrument of punishment; a scourge is the emblem of St Guthlac.

Scourge of God a translation of Latin flagellum Dei, the title given by historians to Attila, the leader of the Huns in the 5th century; the term is recorded in English from the 14th century.

Subjects: Biblical Studies.

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