candelabrum

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English[edit]

A three-armed brass candelabrum
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Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

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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Latin[edit]

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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.

Case 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]

  • candelabrum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • candelabrum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • candelabrum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • candelabrum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • candelabrum in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 ||candelabrum” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary, second edition (1989)