06/11/2021 (Fri) 16:33:46
It doesn't really make any sense and I don't even know what the point of this euphemism would be. Medieval sources are hardly ambiguous on what they mean when they refer to witches. Trial by ordeal was used in many other circumstances as well and fire was not even the trial used on witches most of the time anyway, they were tried by water. They were also fairly clear on what they did to counterfeiters, there was no ambiguity.