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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonfire

A bonfire is a large but controlled outdoor fire, used either for informal disposal of burnable .... consider sur to be a variant of sorkh (red) and take it to refer either to the fire itself or to the ruddiness (sorkhi), meaning good health or ripeness, ...

simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonfire

A bonfire or balefire is a large controlled outdoor fire made from bales of straw or wood. The word is believed to come from "bone fire". In the time of the Celts, ...

www.homemakerscorner.com/didknow2.htm

Did you know that the term "bonfire" is not a good name to use for a large fire? The general agreement seems to be that the origin of the word "bonfire" was from  ...

www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2009/nov/18/notes-and-queries-bonfire-origins

Nov 17, 2009 ... Origins of the bonfire; beware the garden rabbit menace; is the human body an efficient machine?

www.dictionary.com/browse/bonfire

Bonfire definition, a large fire built in the open air, for warmth, entertainment, or celebration, to burn leaves, garbage, etc., or as a signal. ... Origin of bonfire

en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/bonfire

Definition of bonfire - a large open-air fire used for burning rubbish or as part of a ... Origin. Late Middle English: from bone + fire. The term originally denoted a ...

blog.oup.com/2015/03/bonfire-etymology-word-origin

Mar 25, 2015 ... For a change, bonfire is “a word of (fairly well-)known origin,” so don't expect revelations. However, it is always instructive to observe people ...

www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/15351828

Nov 1, 2017 ... On 5 November every year, people across the UK mark Bonfire Night with big fires and fireworks. But where does this tradition come from?

dougbennettblog.wordpress.com/2011/05/29/meanings-bonfire

May 29, 2011 ... May 29, 2011 A casual mention of a "bonfire" took me to wondering about the origin of that term: a fire, yes, but why a "bon" fire? I couldn't think ...