Ember meaning

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The definition of an ember is a hot, glowing wood or coal piece that has been in a fire.

An example of an ember is a the orange piece of coal in a BBQ grill.

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A small, glowing piece of coal or wood, as in a dying fire.
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The smoldering coal or ash of a dying fire.
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A glowing piece of coal, wood, etc. from a fire; esp., such a piece smoldering among ashes.
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The smoldering remains of a fire.
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Designating or of three days (Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday) set aside for prayer and fasting in a specified week of each of the four seasons of the year in various Christian churches.
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A glowing piece of coal or wood.
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Making a circuit of the year or the seasons; recurring in each quarter of the year, as certain religious days set apart for fasting and prayer.

Ember fasts.

Ember days.

Ember weeks.

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Origin of ember

  • Middle English embre from Old English ǣmerge

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English ǣmyrge, from Proto-Germanic *aim-uzjon; see also Swedish mörja (“embers”), Danish emmer, Old High German eimuria (“pyre”); the b is intrusive and was added in English for ease of pronunciation when the vowel of the second syllable (y) disappeared; from Proto-Germanic *aima (“ashes”), ultimately from two Proto-Indo-European roots meaning "to burn:" *h₂eidʰ- ‘burn; fire’ - (compare Old High German eit (“funeral pile”), Welsh aidd (“zeal, heat”), Old Irish aed (“fire”), Sanskrit इन्ध (indha, “burst into flames”), Ancient Greek αιτηειν (aitēein, “to burn”); and *uzjo (“to burn”), from *eus (“to burn”); see also Latin urere (“to singe, burn”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English ymber (“running around, circuit”)

    From Wiktionary