An ancient cave woman
making a flame
, by rotating a stick into a piece of bark, wood crevice, or equivalent dry material, which makes "friction
", which makes heat
, which eventually ignites the wood and or other dry material, e.g. grass or leaves, placed around the friction spot.
In terms, flame (LH:8), in Greek φλόγα, root letter: phi (φι) (NE:510), from the Egyptian god Ptah (NE:510) and his solar fire drill, is the glowing, light and heat producing, gaseous part of a fire.
- ↑ Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 2000.