来自bone, 骨头。fire, 火。古义指焚烧动物尸骨作为一种宗教仪式。后指篝火，bone刻意脱落字母e变成词根bon , 好，漂亮。
- bonfire:  A bonfire was originally a fire in which bones were burned. References to such (presumably rather evil-smelling) fires, which were large open air affairs, continue down to the 18th century, but latterly they have a distinctly antiquarian air, as if such things were a thing of the past. By the later 15th century the word was already passing to the more general modern meaning ‘large outdoor fire’, either celebratory (as in Bonfire Night, 5 November) or for destroying refuse.
- bonfire (n.)
- 1550s, from Middle English banefire (late 15c.), originally a fire in which bones were burned. See bone (n.) + fire (n.).
- 1. The bonfire was still smouldering the next day.
- 2. They piled wood onto the bonfire until the flames roared.
- 3. A downpour of rain put out the children's bonfire.
- 4. The bonfire lightened the sky.
- 5. With the help of his gun and a bonfire, the hunter fought off two hungry tigers.
- 借助一把猎枪和一堆篝火, 猎人赶跑了两只饥饿的老虎.
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