I'm in need of translating this expression to Latin for a project of mine. I really tried figuring this out using Google but I came to a short end. Could anyone help me?
The word you want is favilla, which actually means 'glowing embers', or anything still hot and smouldering after combustion. As examples :
ibi tu calentem debita sparges lacrima favillam vatis amici (Hor. Odes 2.6.23)
And the well-known medieval hymn, Dies Irae, dies illa / solvet saeclum in favilla.