One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A mysterious light supposed to be seen floating or flickering in the air around a corpse, in a graveyard, etc.; a phosphorescent light emitted by decaying organic matter; (also) a luminous electrical discharge on a ship, etc., during a storm, St. Elmo's fire.
2A fire for burning a person to death.
Mid 18th century. From death + fire.
death fire/ˈdɛθ fʌɪə/
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