Origin of lucifer
- Middle English from Old English morning star, Lucifer from Latin Lūcifer from lūcifer light-bringer lūx lūc- light leuk- in Indo-European roots -fer -fer
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Originally a brand name for matches made by Samuel Jones from 1830, soon used generically for self-igniting matches of any brand. From lucifer (“bringer of light")
- From Latin LÅ«cifer, from lÅ«x (“light") + ferō (“bear, carry").