Etymology
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kindle (v.)

c. 1200, cundel, "to set fire to, to start on fire," probably from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse kynda "to kindle, to light a fire," Swedish quindla "kindle," all of uncertain origin, + frequentative suffix -le. Figurative use (of feelings, passions, etc.) is from c. 1300. Intransitive sense "to begin to burn, to catch fire" is from c. 1400. Related: Kindled; kindling.

Modern sources do not connect it to Latin candela. In the literal sense, Old English had ontyndan "kindle, set fire to," from tendan "to kindle" (see tinder). The word was influenced in form, and sometimes in Middle English in sense, by kindel "to give birth" (of animals), "bring forth, produce" (c. 1200), from kindel (n.) "offspring of an animal, young one," from Old English gecynd (see kind (n.)) + -el.

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Definitions of kindle

kindle (v.)
catch fire;
The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles
Synonyms: inflame
kindle (v.)
cause to start burning;
The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds
kindle (v.)
call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses);
Synonyms: arouse / elicit / enkindle / evoke / fire / raise / provoke
From wordnet.princeton.edu