candent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin candentem, from candere.

Adjective[edit]

candent (comparative more candent, superlative most candent)

  1. (now rare) Glowing as a result of its high temperature; incandescent, glowing with heat.
    • 1958, Lawrence Durrell, Balthazar:
      beneath them also flowered, like some immense coloured crystal, a semicircle of lake water, candent and faithful as a magic lantern to the startled images of fish scattering and reforming with movements of surprise, curiosity, perhaps even pleasure.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

candent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of candeō