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candelabra

[kan-dl-ah-bruh, -dl-ey-] /ˌkæn dlˈɑ brə, -dlˈeɪ-/
noun, plural candelabras for 2.
1.
a plural of candelabrum.
2.

candelabrum

[kan-dl-ah-bruh m, -ab-ruh m] /ˌkæn dlˈɑ brəm, -ˈæb rəm/
noun, plural candelabra
[kan-dl-ah-bruh, -ab-ruh] /ˌkæn dlˈɑ brə, -ˈæb rə/ (Show IPA),
candelabrums.
1.
an ornamental branched holder for more than one candle.
Origin of candelabrum
1805-1815
1805-15; < Latin candēlābrum candlestick, equivalent to candēl(a) candle + -abrum, variant (after stems with an -l-) of -bulum suffix of instruments; -ā- by analogy with deverbal derivatives
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candelabrum

/ˌkændɪˈlɑːbrəm/
noun (pl) -bra (-brə), -brums, -bras
1.
a large branched candleholder or holder for overhead lights
Word Origin
C19: from Latin, from candēlacandle
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Word Origin and History for candelabra

candelabrum

n.

1811, from Latin candelabrum, which meant "candlestick," from candela (see candle). Old English had candeltreow "candle-tree" in same sense. The word was borrowed earlier (late 14c.) from Old French as chaundelabre with the Latin sense. Candelabra is the Latin plural.

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