candor

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From Latin candor (brightness, whiteness), from candeō (I shine).

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candor (usually uncountable, plural candors) (American)

  1. (obsolete) Whiteness; brilliance.
  2. The state of being sincere and open in speech; honesty in expression.
  3. Impartiality.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From candeō (shine, glitter; glow).

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candor m (genitive candōris); third declension

  1. a dazzling or glossy whiteness; clearness, radiance, brightness
  2. fairness, beauty
  3. glow, heat
  4. (of speech) splendor, brilliance
  5. (of mind or character) frankness, openness, candor, purity

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Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative candor candōrēs
genitive candōris candōrum
dative candōrī candōribus
accusative candōrem candōrēs
ablative candōre candōribus
vocative candor candōrēs

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References[edit]

  • candor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • candor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “candor”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • candor” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)

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Noun[edit]

candor m (plural candores)

  1. candor