bonfire etymology

English word bonfire comes from Middle English banefyre

Detailed word origin of bonfire

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
banefyre Middle English (enm)
bonfire English (eng) (obsolete) A fire in which bones are burned.. A fire to burn unwanted or disreputable items or people: proscribed books, heretics etc.. A large, controlled outdoor fire, as a signal or to celebrate something.

Words with the same origin as bonfire

Descendants of banefyre
Bonfire Night