A large fire, a conflagration.
Other Word Forms of Inferno
Origin of Inferno
From Italian inferno (“hell”), from Latin infernus (“of the lower regions”), inferna (“the lower regions”); see infernal.
The meaning "big fire" came as a figurative use from the traditional idea of hellfire,
Italian hell from Late Latin īnfernus infernal
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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