of or relating to Candia or Crete; Cretan.


a Cretan.

Also Can·di·ote [kan-dee-oht] /ˈkæn diˌoʊt/.

Origin of Candiot

Candi(a) + -ot(e) < Greek -ōtēs personal noun suffix; cf. Cypriot Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for candiot

Historical Examples of candiot

  • We afterward fell into a dispute with a Candiot, concerning the procession of the Holy Ghost.

  • Once, in a fit of irritation with a Candiot who stammered out of sheer fright, the captain had ordered him to be hanged.


    F. Marion Crawford

British Dictionary definitions for candiot


Candiote (ˈkændɪˌəʊt)


of or relating to Candia (Iráklion) or Crete; Cretan


a native or inhabitant of Crete; a Cretan
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