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Originally a brand name for matches made by Samuel Jones from 1830, soon used generically for self-igniting matches of any brand.

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Lucifer

Plural
Lucifers

Lucifer (plural Lucifers)
  1. (British) (obsolete) A self-igniting match, ie. one which could be lit by striking on any surface (as opposed to safety matches which only light against the material on the side of the box).
    1915: While you've a lucifer to light your fag,
    Smile, boys, that's the style.

    George Asaf, song Pack up your Troubles

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Lucifer m. (plural lucifers, diminutive lucifertje, diminutive plural lucifertjes)

  1. match

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From lūx (light) + ferō (bear, carry).

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Lucifer

  1. light-bringing

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Lucifer

  1. bringer of light
  2. morning star, daystar, planet Venus

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  • Lūcifer

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