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Lewis : candeo

candeo, candeo, ui, 2, v. n. Sanscr candami, to be light; candra, the moon; connected with caneo as ardeo with areo, to be brilliant, glittering, to shine, glitter, glisten (cf. candidus and albus; mostly poet.). Lit. Verb finit.: candet ebur soliis collucent pocula mensae, Cat. 64, 45: ubi canderet vestis, Hor. S. 2, 6, 103: stellarum turba crasso lumine candet, Manil. 1, 753.

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.

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.

Transf., to glow with heat, be glowing hot (sometimes also in prose). Verb finit.: siccis aër fervoribus ustus Canduit, Ov. M. 1, 120; Col. 1, 4, 9.

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, id. 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).

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).