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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (general)
a. oil lamp
Antes de tener electricidad en las casas, la gente encendía un candil para ver en la oscuridad.Before having electricity in their houses, people used to burn an oil lamp to see in the darkness.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (lámpara)
a. oil lamp
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1 (lámpara) oil lamp; (México)(also candil de prisma) chandelier
(poder) arder en un candil [+vino] to pack a powerful punch; be very strong; [+tema etc] to be pretty strong stuff
2 (Zoología) tine; small horn
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