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candela (1) f. (Noun) "candlestick"
12th cent. From Latin candela 'id.,' from the verb candere "to shine." From Proto-Italic *kand-ē- 'id.' From Proto-Indo-European *kn̥d-ro- "shining," from the root *(s)kend- "to shine," which gives us -cendere (cf. -cender in encender).
Indo-European
Romance
Asturian candela, Portuguese candeia, Galician candea, Catalan candela, French chandelle, Italian candela
Celtic
Welsh cann "brilliant," Old Breton cant "hoary," Middle Breton cann "full moon"
Albanian
Gheg hanë "moon," Tosk hënë 'id.'
Hellenic
Ancient Greek κάνδαρος (kándaros) "coal"
Indo-Iranian
Sanskrit (ś)candrá- "bright," Young Avestan čaēčasta-, name of a mythical lake in Iran