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Ἓν οἶδα, ὅτι οὐδὲν οἶδα –> I know only one thing, that I know nothing | all I know is that I know nothing.
Diogenes Laertius, Lives of the Philosophers, Book 2 sec. 32.

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P. and V. πῦρ, τό, φλόξ, ἡ, V. φλογμός, ὁ, αἶθος, ὁ.

conflagration: P. ἔμπρησις, ἡ.

burning heat: P. and V. καῦμα, τό.

watchfires: P. πύρα, τά, V. πυρσά, τά; see beacon.

breathing fire, adj.: V. πύρπνοος, πύρπνους.

carry fire, v.: V. πυρφορεῖν.

carrying fire, adj.: P. and V. πυρφόρος.

untouched by fire: P. and V. ἄπυρος.

set fire to: see fire, v.

be under fire, v.; use P. and V. βάλλεσθαι (lit., be shot at).

be between two fires (have enemies on each side): P. ἀμφίβολος εἶναι, ἐν ἀμφιβόλῳ εἶναι.

catch fire: P. and V. κάεσθαι, ἅπτεσθαι.

Met., vehemence: P. σφοδρότης, ἡ.

zeal: P. and V. σπουδή, ἡ, προθυμία, ἡ.

love: P. and V. ἔρως, ὁ.

verb transitive

set fire to: P. and V. ἅπτειν, ὑφάπτειν, ἀνάπτειν, πῦρ ἐμβάλλειν (dat.), P. ἐπιφλέγειν, V. ὑπαίθειν, Ar. ἐμπυρεύειν, ἐκφλέγειν; see burn, kindle.

Met., excite, kindle: Ar. and P. κάειν, φλέγειν, P. διαθερμαίνειν, V. ἐπιφλέγειν, Ar. and V. ζωπυρεῖν, θάλπειν. P. and V. θερμαίνειν (Plato); see excite.

he is fired with love: V. ἐντεθέρμανται πόθῳ (Sophocles, Trachiniae 368).