From Middle English fyr, from Old English fȳr, from Proto-West Germanic *fuir, from *fuïr, a regularised form of Proto-Germanic *fōr (compare Saterland Frisian Fjuur, West Frisian fjoer, Dutch vuur, Low German Füer, German Feuer, Danish fyr), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *péh₂wr̥.
Compare Hittite 𒉺𒄴𒄯, Umbrian pir, Tocharian A/B por/puwar, Czech pýř, Ancient Greek πῦρ, and Armenian հուր). This was an inanimate noun whose animate counterpart was Proto-Indo-European *h₁n̥gʷnis (see ignite). Cognate to pyre.
From Middle English firen, fyren, furen, from Old English fȳrian, from the noun (see above). Cognate with Old Frisian fioria, Saterland Frisian fjuurje, Middle Dutch vûren, vueren, vieren, Dutch vuren, Old High German fiuren, German feuern.
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