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candēla , ae, f. candeo; Fr. chandelle, Engl. candle; hence,
I.a light made of wax or tallow, a wax-light, tallow-candle, taper.
II. Meton.
A. Fire: “candelam apponere valvis,to set fire to the doors, Juv. 9, 98 (cf. id. 13, 146).—
B. A cord covered with wax (which preserved it from decay): “in alterā (arcā) duo fasces candelis involuti septenos habuere libros,Liv. 40, 29, 6 Weissenb. ad loc.; cf. Hem. ap. Plin. 13, 13, 27, § 86; “used in cleansing and polishing,Plin. 33, 7, 40, § 122; cf. Vitr. 7, 9, 3.
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