One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1historical The use of fire in alchemy.
2another term for pyrotechnics
- ‘It is only to be expected that the writings of such a distinguished fireworker would be eagerly sought by anyone interested in pyrotechny.’
Late 16th century: from French pyrotechnie or modern Latin pyrotechnia, from Greek pur + tekhnē ‘art’.
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