\ˈɛlmə͡ʊz fˈa͡ɪ͡ə], \ˈɛlməʊz fˈaɪə], \ˈɛ_l_m_əʊ_z f_ˈaɪə]\
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By Noah Webster.
el'm[=o]z f[=i]r, n. the popular name of an electric appearance sometimes seen like a brush or star of light at the tops of masts, spars, &c.--Also known as the Fire of St Elias, of St Clara, of St Nicholas, and of Helena, as well as composite or composant (corpus sanctum) on the Suffolk sea-board. [Explained as a corr. of Helena, name of the sister of Castor and Pollux, or of St Erasmus, a 3d-cent. bishop, Italianised as Ermo, Elmo.]
By Thomas Davidson