Friday, April 15, 2016

Fact of the Day: Candle

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

12 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

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

Anna-Alina said...

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

http://anna-alina.blogspot.com/

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely.

Martha said...

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

Lowcarb team member said...

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

Christine said...

What a great word it is then, very suitable.

Pat Hatt said...

Won't shine when it runs out

Moscow Blogger said...

super!

stephen Hayes said...

I should have remembered this from Latin class.

bj said...

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

Blue Grumpster said...

Oui oui!

The Happy Whisk said...

I didn't know that.