HyperDic: ignis_fatuus

English > 2 senses of the expression ignis fatuus:
NOUNphenomenonignis fatuus, friar's lantern, jack-o'-lantern, will-o'-the-wispa pale light sometimes seen at night over marshy ground
cognitionignis fatuus, will-o'-the-wispan illusion that misleads
English > ignis fatuus: 2 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningA pale light sometimes seen at night over marshy ground.
Synonymsfriar's lantern, jack-o'-lantern, will-o'-the-wisp
Broaderlight, visible light, visible radiation(physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
Spanishfuego fatuo, jack-o'-lantern
Catalanfoc follet
English > ignis fatuus: 2 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningAn illusion that misleads.
Synonymwill-o'-the-wisp
Broaderillusion, fantasy, phantasy, fancySomething many people believe that is false / false
Spanishfuego fatuo

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