candea

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Galician[edit]

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From Old Portuguese candea, from Latin candēla.

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candea f (plural candeas)

  1. candle
  2. icicle

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Old Portuguese[edit]

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From Latin candēla. Cognate with Old Spanish candela.

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candea f

  1. candle, votive candle
    • 13th century, attributed to Alfonso X of Castile, Cantigas de Santa Maria, To codex, cantiga 8 (facsimile):
      Eſta oitaua é como ſ(ant)a maria fez en rocamador decẽder vã cãdea na uiola do iograr q̇ cãtaua entela.
      This eighth (song is about) how in Rocamadour, Holy Mary caused a candle to descend to the fiddle of a minstrel who was singing before Her.

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