kand- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root kand-: candent, candid, candle, candor, incandesce, incense.


To shine.

1. Suffixed (stative) form *kand-ē-. candelabrum, candelilla, candent, candescence, candid, candida, candidate, candle, candor; incandesce from Latin candēre to shine.
2. incendiary, incense1, incense2; frankincense from Latin compound incendere, to set fire to, kindle (in-, in; see en) , from transitive *candere, to kindle.

[Pokorny kand- 526.]

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