candelabrum

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English[edit]

A three-armed brass candelabrum
Pair of porcelain Rococo candelabrums
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Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from Latin candēlābrum (candlestick), from candēla[1]. Doublet of chandelier.

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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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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 candelabrum”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.

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Etymology[edit]

From candēla (candle) +‎ -brum.

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candēlābrum n (genitive candēlābrī); second declension

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

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

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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