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Lewis : candor

candor, candor, ōris, m. candeo, as algor from algeo, etc.. A dazzling, glossy whiteness, a clear lustre, clearness, radiance, brightness, brilliancy, splendor, glitter, etc. (class.): aetherius sol irrigat adsidue caelum candore recenti, Lucr. 5, 283; 4, 232; cf. id. 2, 322: solis candor illustrior est quam ullius ignis, Cic. N. D. 2, 15, 40: Lacteus hic nimio fulgons candore notatur, id. Arat. 249 (493): splendidissimus, id. Rep. 6, 16, 16; cf.: candore notabilis ipso (via lactea), Ov. M. 1, 169: caeli, Cic. Tusc. 1, 28, 68: marmoreus, Lucr. 2, 765: nivalis, Verg. A. 3, 538: equi Qui candore nives anteirent, id. ib. 12, 84: equi candore eximio, Suet. Aug. 64: niveus, Ov. M. 3, 423; and so absol. of the snow: solis aestu candor quom liquesceret, Naev. ap. Non. p. 334, 32: simplex lanarum, Quint. 1, 1, 5: candore tunicarum fulgens acies, Liv. 10, 39, 12: milites candidā veste et paribus candore armis insignes, id. 9, 40, 9.

Of resplendent beauty of person, fairness, beauty: fusus ille et candore mixtus rubor (in Venere Coa), Cic. N. D. 1, 27, 75; cf. Ov. M. 3, 491; 10, 594: candor hujus te et proceritas, voltus oculique pepulerunt, Cic. Cael. 15, 36; Tib. 3, 4, 29; Prop. 1, 20, 45; 2 (3), 25, 41; 3 (4), 24, 8 al.; Plin. 34, 18, 54, § 176: dentium, id. 22, 25, 65, § 134.—In plur.: hujus corporis, Plaut. Men. 1, 2, 67: ulnarum nivei marmoreique candores, Arn. 4, 22; cf. id. 7, 20.

Trop. Of discourse. Brilliancy, splendor: fucatus, Cic. Or. 23, 79.

In opp. to an artificial manner, affectation (cf. candidus, II. B.), simplicity, naturalness: T. Livius, in narrando mirae jucunditatis clarissimique candoris, Quint. 10, 1, 101 Frotsch.; cf. Spald. ad 2, 5, 19.

Of mind or character, candor, purity, integrity, sincerity, openness, frankness (poet. or in post-Aug. prose): Si vestrum merui candore favorem, Ov. Tr. 5, 3, 53: animi, id. ib. 3, 6, 7; 2, 467; id. H. 4, 32; id. P. 2, 5, 5; 3, 4, 13; Phaedr. 3, prol. 63: justus sine mendacio, Vell. 2, 116, 5: tua simplicitas, tua veritas, tuus candor! Plin. Pan. 84.

(After candeo, II.) Glow, heat (very rare): aestivus, Claud. Cons. Prob. et Olyb. 219: flammae, Hyg. Astr. 2, 35.