Origin of ember
Examples from the Web for ember
Fire was actually carried in hollowed out branches in which an ember was placed.
"You have fine tobacco down this way," observed the Union soldier, as he refilled his pipe, and lighted it with an ember.The Battle Ground|Ellen Glasgow
The institution of the four Ember seasons as times for solemn ordinations is derived from this incident.
Ember, em′bėr, n. a live piece of coal or wood: chiefly in pl.
British Dictionary definitions for ember
Word Origin for ember
Word Origin and History for ember
Old English æmerge "ember," merged with or influenced by Old Norse eimyrja, both from Proto-Germanic *aim-uzjon- "ashes" (cf. Middle Low German emere, Old High German eimuria, German Ammern); a compound from *aima- "ashes" (from PIE root *ai- "to burn;" see edifice) + *uzjo- "to burn" (from PIE root *eus- "to burn;" cf. Latin urere "to burn, singe"). The -b- is intrusive.