Maybe a little difficult this riddle?

(answer is a single word) These have existed for a long time. They were the burden of a few and caused the deaths of many. The phonetic sound of this word starts with a shortened girl's name and ends with something that is deliberately burnt. Cortez' greed began one of these.

Update:

Um more than 3 letters and less than 11.

Update 2:

phonetic sound is literally what it sounds like so india would be IN - DEE - AH.

Its not war or wars, though the answer would not usually exist without war

Update 3:

There were many of these in ancient times, much less so today.

Update 4:

cannon is a nice try, but cortez' greed didnt start one.... and they weren't around in ancient times, the chinese first used em in the 8th century i think.

hint - these can grow, become smaller or be destroyed.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best answer

    I want to say war... But I have a feeling it's wrong. :P

    Oh well. At least I tried. :-)

  • 1 decade ago

    Every answer I think of is canceled out by the part about Cortes... I really need another hint or I'm going to end up saying guns is my final answer.

  • 1 decade ago

    some sort of weapon maybe like a cannon (burden of those that carried it, killed many)?

    'Can' short for Candy

    Nuns are often deliberately burned

  • 1 decade ago

    Something to do with ' Gold ', I think...or vanity, maybe.

    Cortez was an invader of sorts, and vain too.

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  • wars

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    you lost me at phonetic sound.. :p

    Sorry :[

  • 1 decade ago

    military MILLI GIRL'S NAME?

    Source(s): IDK
  • DLA
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    hatred

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    is it like rats?

  • 1 decade ago

    disease

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