fire etymology

English word fire comes from Proto-Indo-European *pūr, and later Proto-Germanic *fōr (Fire.)

Detailed word origin of fire

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*pūr Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*fōr Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Fire.
*fuïr Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
fȳr Old English (ang)
fyr Old English (ang) Fire.
fier Middle English (enm)
fire English (eng) A cry of distress indicating that something is on fire. A signal to shoot (countable) a button (on a joypad, joystick or similar device) usually used to make a video game character fire a weapon. (countable) an instance of this chemical reaction, especially when intentionally created and maintained in a specific location to a useful end (such as a campfire or a hearth fire). (countable) the [...]

Words with the same origin as fire

Descendants of *pūr
bonfire bureau bureaucracy burrito campfire fiery firearm fireball firefighter firehouse fireman fireplace firepower firewall firewood firing funk gunfire spunk u us