Definition of falanga
: a method of torture in which the soles of the feet are beaten
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Origin and Etymology of falanga
probably from New Greek phalanga, oblique form of phalangas bastinado, modification (probably influenced by New Greek phalangi roller put under a ship) of Turkish falaka whiffletree, staff and loop for holding the feet of a bastinado victim, bastinado, from Arabic falaqa
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