ember

[ em-ber ]
/ ˈɛm bər /

noun

a small live piece of coal, wood, etc., as in a dying fire.
embers, the smoldering remains of a fire.

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Origin of ember

before 1000; Middle English eemer, emeri,Old English ǣmerge, ǣmyrie (cognate with Old Norse eimyrja,Old High German eimuria), equivalent to ǣm- (cognate with Old Norse eimr steam) + -erge, -yrie, akin to Old English ys(e)le ember, Latin ūrere to burn
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British Dictionary definitions for ember

ember
/ (ˈɛmbə) /

noun

a glowing or smouldering piece of coal or wood, as in a dying fire
the fading remains of a past emotionthe embers of his love

Word Origin for ember

Old English ǣmyrge; related to Old Norse eimyrja ember, eimr smoke, Old High German eimuria ember
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