Ignite: to start a fire, to light up.
In a Latin class today, we learned the Latin word for fire, ignis.
From ignis, English derives the words ignite (to start a fire), ignition (this is why some grandpa’s ‘fire’ up the truck), igneous (rock formed via intense, fiery heat), and, of course, ignivomus (vomiting fire, you know, like Smaug, the fire-drake, in the Lord of the Rings.)
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