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Headword: *kandh/la
Adler number: kappa,302
Translated headword: candle, torch
Vetting Status: high
[sc. The word is derived] from the [phrase] burning [kai/ein] clearly [dh=la].
Greek Original:
*kandh/la: para\ to\ kai/ein dh=la.
cf. Etymologicum Gudianum 297.21, Orion [Author, Myth] 178.99. Actually the word is a borrowing from Latin candela and occurs only in late Greek.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; science and technology
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 11 March 2008@22:09:09.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (modified translation, added keywords, raised status) on 11 March 2008@22:34:33.
Jennifer Benedict (Added Greek tags) on 12 March 2008@00:22:16.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 12 March 2008@04:16:17.
David Whitehead on 25 January 2013@09:31:39.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 1 April 2019@00:48:56.


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