Update

Related Content

Related Overviews

 

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Science and technology
  • Earth Sciences and Geography

GO

Show Summary Details

Overview

ignis fatuus


Quick Reference

A will-o'-the-wisp. Recorded in English from the mid 16th century, the phrase is modern Latin, literally ‘foolish fire’ (because of its erratic movement).


Reference entries