candidus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From candeō (I shine) +‎ -idus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

candidus (feminine candida, neuter candidum, comparative candidior, superlative candidissimus); first/second-declension adjective

  1. shining white
    Synonyms: albidus, albus, lacteolus
    Antonym: niger
    Toga candida.
    Pure white toga.
  2. clear, bright
  3. fair, beautiful

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative candidus candida candidum candidī candidae candida
Genitive candidī candidae candidī candidōrum candidārum candidōrum
Dative candidō candidō candidīs
Accusative candidum candidam candidum candidōs candidās candida
Ablative candidō candidā candidō candidīs
Vocative candide candida candidum candidī candidae candida

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: càndid
  • English: candid
  • Spanish: cándido
  • French: candide
  • Galician: cándido
  • Italian: candido
  • Piedmontese: candi
  • Portuguese: cândido
  • Romanian: candid

See also[edit]

Colors in Latin · colōrēs (layout · text)
     albus, candidus, subalbus, niveus, cēreus, marmoreus, eburneus, cānus, blancus (ML.)      glaucus, rāvus, pullus, cinereus, cinerāceus, plumbeusgrīseus (ML. or NL.)      niger, āter, piceus, furvus
             ruber, rūbidus, rūfus, rubicundus, russus, rubrīcus, pūniceusmurrinus, mulleus; cocceus, coccīnus, badius              rutilus, armeniacus, aurantius, aurantiacus; fuscus, suffuscus, colōrius, cervīnus, spādīx, castaneus, aquilus, fulvus, brunneus (ML.)              flāvus, sufflāvus, flāvidus, fulvus, lūteus, gilvus, helvus, croceus, pallidus, blondinus (ML.)
             galbus, galbinus, lūridus              viridis              prasinus
             cȳaneus              caeruleus, azurīnus (ML.), caesius, blāvus (LL.)              glaucus; līvidus; venetus
             violāceus, ianthinus, balaustīnus (NL.)              ostrīnus, amethystīnus              purpureus, ātropurpureus, roseus, rosāceus

References[edit]

  • candidus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • candidus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • candidus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • candidus”, in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray