EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PYRE
The pyre became wrapped in flames, the Warlock began to burn.
Phyllis dropped down in front of this door and made her second pyre.
The pyre of a man is fired at the head and of a woman at the foot.
Surely it is the smoke of the pyre on which the martyrs have but now perished!
But I do not altogether like the idea of building his pyre just here.
Behind him he heard the sticks snapping as the Phoenix mounted its pyre.
And from the ruins of the pyre stepped forth a magnificent bird.
And yet, when it came to the point, Max hesitated to give the order to fire the pyre.
They are laid in the water at the river's edge while the pyre is being prepared.
It goes where the corpse of Cæsar went an hour after the extinction of his pyre.
1650s, from Latin pyra and directly from Greek pyra "funeral pyre; altar for sacrifice; any place where fire is kindled," from pyr "fire," cognate with Old English fyr (see fire (n.)).