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Present active participle of candeō ‎(shine; gleam white; glow with heat).


candēns m, f, n ‎(genitive candentis); third declension

  1. Shining, glittering; bright, clear.
  2. Gleaming (white).
  3. Glowing (with heat); hot.


Third declension, neuter nominative singular like masculine/feminine.

Number Singular Plural
Case/Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative candēns candēns candentēs candentia
genitive candentis candentis candentium candentium
dative candentī candentī candentibus candentibus
accusative candentem candēns candentēs candentia
ablative candente, candentī1 candente, candentī2 candentibus candentibus
vocative candēns candēns candentēs candentia

1When used purely as an adjective.
2When used purely as an adjective.