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ignis fatuus (singular) ignes fatui (plural)
1. Literally, "foolish fire".
2. Phosphorescent light seen hovering or flitting over swamps at night, will-o'-the wisp; possibility caused by spontaneous combustion of gases given off by rotting organic matter.
3. Something that deludes or misleads; illusion, delusion.
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