noun (plural ignes fatui /ˌɪgniːz ˈfatjʊʌɪ, ˌɪgneɪz, ˈfatjʊiː/)
- A will-o'-the-wisp.More example sentences
- But it's impossible to describe these paintings, also because they hit your soul like burning arrows and recall the sad and reddish dance of the ignis fatuuses.
- How is the gas of ignis fatui ignited on bogs and meadows?
mid 16th century: modern Latin, literally 'foolish fire' (because of its erratic movement).
More definitions of ignis fatuusDefinition of ignis fatuus in:
- The US English dictionary