Todays Word: Chandler

Word: chandler




1. One who makes or sells candles.
2. A dealer or supplier in other goods, for example, a ship chandler.


From Latin candela (candle), from candere (to shine). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kand- (to shine) which is also the source of incense, incandescent, candid, candida, and candidate (in reference to white togas worn by Romans seeking office). Earliest documented use: 1389.


“The sisters at Deepdale were lucky to have received a request for beeswax from a chandler in York.”
Cassandra Clark; The Law of Angels; Minotaur Books; 2011.

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