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mirage, hallucination, apparition, phantasm, phantom, vision, spectre, fantasy, figment of the imagination, will-o'-the-wisp, trick of the lightView synonyms
- ‘How is the gas of ignis fatui ignited on bogs and meadows?’
- ‘But it's impossible to describe these paintings, also because they hit your soul like burning arrows and recall the sad and reddish dance of the ignis fatuuses.’
Mid 16th century: modern Latin, literally foolish fire (because of its erratic movement).
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.