cand-, can-, cend-

(Latin: to glow, to glow with heat; to burn; to glitter, to shine; white)

candelabrum (s), candelabra (pl) (noun forms)
A large decorative candleholder with several arms or branches, or a similarly shaped electric light fixture.
1. Characterized by openness and sincerity of expression; unreservedly straightforward: "In private, she gave them her candid opinion about the economy."
2. Being honest and direct, even when the truth is not pleasant.
candidacy (s), candidacies (pl) (noun forms)
Someone who is being considered, nominated, or striving for a particular position, office, prize, or honor: "He decided to announce his candidacy for a seat in the Senate."

"He has previously strived for other political candidacies."

candidate (s), candidates (pl) (noun forms)
A slate of candidates (perhaps a reference to a time when nominees were chalked on a slate).
candidatus (Latin) (noun)
A candidate for a public office in Roman times.

The term candidate is derived from a person who was a candidatus, "clothed in white", which was symbolical of the supposed purity of the person.

1. A molded piece of wax, tallow, or other fatty substance, usually cylindrical in shape, encasing a wick that is burned to provide light.
2. A unit of luminous intensity, defined as a fraction of the luminous intensity of a group of 45 carbon-filament lamps; used from 1909 to 1948 as the international standard.
3. A unit of luminous intensity, equal to the luminous intensity of a wax candle of standard specifications: used prior to 1909 as the international standard.
4. Etymology: from Ole English candel, early church-word borrowing from Latin candela, "a light, a torch"; from candere, "to shine".

Candles were unknown in ancient Greece (where oil lamps were used), but common from early times among Romans and Etruscans.

Dat veniam corvis, vexat censura columbas. (Latin Motto)
Our censors are indulgent to the crows, but harass the doves: "From Decimus Iunius (Junius) Iuvenalis (Juvenalis) (c. A.D. 60-117); Saturae, I, 63; who attacked the vices of the plutocrats, the wickedness and immorality of women and foreigners (particularly Greeks), and laments the decline of the ancient aristocratic virtues."

"The editor of the newspaper titled the lead editorial, Dat veniam corvis, vexat censura columbas as a statement of her opinion of the city officials who sought to censor her paper."

Cross references of word groups that are related, directly, indirectly, or partly to: "fire, burn, glow, or ashes": ars-, ard-; -bust; caust-, caut-; crema-; ciner-; ether-; flagr-; flam-; focus, foci-; fulg-; gehenna-; ign-; phleg-; phlog-; pyreto-, -pyrexia; pyr-; spod- (ashes; waste); volcan-.