candeia

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese candea (candle), from Latin candēla (candle). Doublet of the borrowed candela.

Cognate with Galician candea, Spanish candela, Catalan candela, French chandelle, Italian candela and English candle.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /kɐ̃.ˈdɐj.ɐ/, /kɐ̃.ˈdej.ɐ/
  • Hyphenation: can‧dei‧a

Noun[edit]

candeia f (plural candeias)

  1. (obsolete) candle (light source with a wick embedded in wax)
  2. lamp; oil lamp (light source with a wick and an oil container)
  3. any of several shrubs characterised by resinous, medicinal and tannin-rich bark

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Descendants[edit]

  • Angolar: kandja
  • Guinea-Bissau Creole: kandia
  • Indo-Portuguese: candia
  • Kabuverdianu: kandiâ
  • Macanese: candia
  • Principense: kandya
  • Sãotomense: kandja