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candeo , ui, 2, v. n. Sanscr candami, to be light; candra, the moon; connected with caneo as ardeo with areo,
I.to be brilliant, glittering, to shine, glitter, glisten (cf. candidus and albus; mostly poet.).
I. Lit.
B. Part. and P. a.: candens , entis, = candidus, shining. dazzling, white, bright, glowing: “candens lacteus umor,the bright, milky fluid, Lucr. 1, 259: “marmor,id. 2, 767: “lucidus aër,id. 4, 341: “lumen solis,id. 6, 1196: “lumen,id. 5, 720: “luna,Vitr. 9, 4: “ortus,Tib. 4, 1, 65.—Comp.: “candentior Phoebus,Val. Fl. 3, 481.—Sup.: “sidus candentissimum,Sol. 52.—
2. Esp., = albus, white: “ut candens videatur et album,Lucr. 2, 771: “lana,Cat. 64, 318: “lacerti,Tib. 1, 8, 33: “umeri,Hor. C. 1, 2, 31: “vacca,Verg. A. 4, 61: “taurus,id. ib. 5, 236: “cygnus candenti corpore,id. ib. 9, 563: “candenti elephanto,” i. e. ivory, id. ib. 6, 895: “saxa,Hor. S. 1, 5, 26: “lilia,Ov. M. 12, 411: “candida de nigris et de candentibus atra facere,id. ib. 11, 315 al.—
II. Transf., to glow with heat, be glowing hot (sometimes also in prose).
B. Part. and P. a.: “ut calidis candens ferrum e fornacibus olim Stridit,as the glowing iron taken from the hot furnace hisses, Lucr. 6, 148; imitated by Ov. M. 9, 170: candenti ferro, Varr. R. R. Fragm. ap. Charis. p. 100 P.: “Dionysius candente carbone sibi adurebat capillum,Cic. Off. 2, 7, 25: “candentes laminae,Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 63, § 163 (al. ardentes); Hor. Ep. 1, 15, 36: “aqua candens,Col. 6, 5, 2 (while Veg. 1, 17, 14, calens aqua). —
2. Trop., glowing with passion, excited (very rare): “cum viscera felle canduerint,Claud. Cons. Mall. Theod. 226: “numquam Stilicho sic canduit ora,id. Laud. Stil. 2, 82 (both of these examples are by some referred to candesco).
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