candelabrum

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English[edit]

A three-armed brass candelabrum

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From Latin candēlābrum (candlestick), from candēla.[1]

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candelabrum (plural candelabra or candelabrums)

  1. A candle holder.

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  • Candelabra is much more common as the plural of candelabrum than candelabrums.

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Etymology[edit]

From candēla (candle) +‎ -brum.

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Noun[edit]

candēlābrum n (genitive candēlābrī); second declension

  1. A branched candlestick; chandelier, candelabrum, lampstand.

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Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative candēlābrum candēlābra
genitive candēlābrī candēlābrōrum
dative candēlābrō candēlābrīs
accusative candēlābrum candēlābra
ablative candēlābrō candēlābrīs
vocative candēlābrum candēlābra

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 ||candelabrum” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]