Friday, April 15, 2016

Fact of the Day: Candle

The English word candle comes from the Latin word candere which means "to shine". 


  1. Interesting. I am a candle enthusiast - especially in autumn!

  2. Thanks for sharing! Now I will know and remember this!

  3. "to shine" I like that description. I also like the word "candere".

  4. Hi Adam - my computer seems to be having glitches today!
    This will be my third attempt to comment on your candle post - will I be 3rd time lucky I wonder.
    Also for some reason the same comment came through twice on your earlier post so I deleted the first one!!!

    Well what I am trying to say about your candle post is I like it and thanks for the information.

    I also agree with Martha I too like the word candere.

    Have a great Friday

    I will now hit the publish button and see what happens ...

    All the best Jan

  5. What a great word it is then, very suitable.

  6. I should have remembered this from Latin class.

  7. I love candles with a passion and use them constantly...year 'round...