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[kan-dis, kan-duh-see, kan-dey-see] /ˈkæn dɪs, ˈkæn dəˌsi, kænˈdeɪ si/
a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “glowing.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It was the last day of their Newport season, but Candace no longer dreaded the break-up.

    A Little Country Girl Susan Coolidge
  • By the way, she must have come down on the 'Eolus' with you, Candace.

    A Little Country Girl Susan Coolidge
  • Candace could do nothing but look as apologetic as she felt.

    A Little Country Girl Susan Coolidge
  • Candace sat for a moment in silence, revolving these new ideas in her mind.

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  • Candace shrank away from the brink with a sensation of affright.

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Candace in the Bible

the queen of the Ethiopians whose "eunuch" or chamberlain was converted to Christianity by the instrumentality of Philip the evangelist (Acts 8:27). The country which she ruled was called by the Greeks Meroe, in Upper Nubia. It was long the centre of commercial intercourse between Africa and the south of Asia, and hence became famous for its wealth (Isa. 45:14). It is somewhat singular that female sovereignty seems to have prevailed in Ethiopia, the name Candace (compare "Pharaoh," "Ptolemy," "Caesar") being a title common to several successive queens. It is probable that Judaism had taken root in Ethiopia at this time, and hence the visit of the queen's treasurer to Jerusalem to keep the feast. There is a tradition that Candace was herself converted to Christianity by her treasurer on his return, and that he became the apostle of Christianity in that whole region, carrying it also into Abyssinia. It is said that he also preached the gospel in Arabia Felix and in Ceylon, where he suffered martyrdom. (See PHILIP.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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