Bale-fire

balefire

[beyl-fahyuhr]
noun
1.
a large fire in the open air; bonfire.
2.
a signal fire; beacon.
3.
the fire of a funeral pile.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English bal(e)fir, equivalent to bale (< Old Norse bāl funeral pyre) + fire fire; replacing Old English bǣlfȳr

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balefire (ˈbeɪlˌfaɪə)
 
n
1.  a bonfire
2.  a beacon fire
3.  a funeral pyre
 
[C14 bale, from Old English bǣl pyre; related to Old Norse bāl flame, pyre, Sanskrit bhāla brightness]

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