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[fahyuh r-brand] /ˈfaɪərˌbrænd/

a piece of burning wood or other material.
a person who kindles strife or encourages unrest; an agitator; troublemaker.
a piece of burning or glowing wood or other material
a person who causes unrest or is very energetic

c.1200, “piece of wood kindled at a fire,” from fire (n.) + brand (n.). Figurative sense of “one who kindles mischief or passions” is from late 14c.

Isa. 7:4, Amos 4:11, Zech. 3:2, denotes the burnt end of a stick (Heb. ‘ud); in Judg. 15:4, a lamp or torch, a flambeau (Heb. lappid); in Prov. 26:18 (comp. Eph. 6:16), burning darts or arrows (Heb. zikkim).


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