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Такође погледајте: Flamme, Flame, и flamé



From Средњи Енглески flawme, flaume

, flaumbe

, blend of Стари Француски flame

and flambe

, flamble

, the first from Латински flamma

, the second from Латински flammula

, diminutive of flamma

, both from pre-Latin *fladma; akin to Стари Енглески glēd (ember); ultimately from Пра-Индо-Европски *bʰlē- (to shimmer, gleam, shine)





flame (countable and uncountable, plural flames)

  1. The visible part of fire; a stream of burning vapour or gas, emitting light and heat.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter III, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 24962326:
      Long after his cigar burnt bitter, he sat with eyes fixed on the blaze. When the flames at last began to flicker and subside, his lids fluttered, then drooped; but he had lost all reckoning of time when he opened them again to find Miss Erroll in furs and ball-gown kneeling on the hearth [].
    • 2013 July-August, Henry Petroski, “Geothermal Energy”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 4:
      Energy has seldom been found where we need it when we want it. Ancient nomads, wishing to ward off the evening chill and enjoy a meal around a campfire, had to collect wood and then spend time and effort coaxing the heat of friction out from between sticks to kindle a flame.
  2. A romantic partner or lover in a usually short-lived but passionate affair.
  3. (Internet) Intentionally insulting criticism or remark meant to incite anger.
  4. A brilliant reddish orange-gold fiery colour.
    flame colour:  
  5. (music, chiefly lutherie) The contrasting light and dark figure seen in wood used for stringed instrument making; the curl.
    The cello has a two-piece back with a beautiful narrow flame.
  6. Burning zeal, passion, imagination, excitement, or anger.