candelabrum

EnglishEdit

A three-armed brass candelabrum

EtymologyEdit

From Latin candēlābrum (candlestick), from candēla (candle).[1]

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NounEdit

candelabrum (plural candelabra or candelabrums)

  1. A candle holder.

Usage notesEdit

  • Candelabra is much more common as the plural of candelabrum than candelabrums.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 ||candelabrum” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]

LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • candēlāber
  • candēlābrus

EtymologyEdit

From candēla (candle, taper).

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NounEdit

candēlābrum n (genitive candēlābrī); second declension

  1. A branched candlestick; chandelier, candelabrum, lampstand.

InflectionEdit

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative candēlābrum candēlābra
genitive candēlābrī candēlābrōrum
dative candēlābrō candēlābrīs
accusative candēlābrum candēlābra
ablative candēlābrō candēlābrīs
vocative candēlābrum candēlābra

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