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
    Toga candida.
    Pure white toga.
    Synonyms: albidus, albus, lacteolus
    Antonym: niger
  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
  • French: candide
  • Galician: cándido
  • Italian: candido
  • Piedmontese: candi
  • Portuguese: cândido
  • Spanish: cándido

See also[edit]

Colors in Latin · colōrēs (layout · text)
     candidus, albus, niveus, cēreus, marmoreus, eburneus, cānus      rāvus, pullus, cinereus, cineraceus, plumbeusgrīseus      āter, niger, piceus
             pūniceusmurrinus, rūfus, ruber, russus, rubrīcus, mulleus; cocceus, coccīnus, badius              rutilus, armeniacus, auranteus, aurantiacus; fuscus, colōrius, cervīnus, spādīx              gilvus, helvus, fulvus, flāvus, croceus, pallidus, lūteus, blondinus
             galbus, galbinus, lūridus              viridis              prasinus
             cyaneus              caeruleus, azurīnus, blavus              glaucus; līvidus; venetus
             violāceus, ianthinus, balaustīnus              ostrīnus, amethystīnus              purpureus, ātropurpūreus, 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 Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray