deducing meaning of a word from its prefix-question


the meaning i see online is
a chandelier in which the lights are electrical

1)are there chandelier in which the lights are non-electrical?
2)LIER is common ending between ELECTROLIER and chandelier.. is there a common meaning between the two in the context?
3)would you break ELECTROLIER as ELECT plus ROLIER.. if so, what would be the meaning of ROLIER in context of being added to the prefix.
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crystal (strive4peace) - Microsoft MVP, AccessConnect With a Mentor Remote Training and ProgrammingCommented:
chandelier, comes from the Latin candelabrum, which was first known in English in 1736
1.  yes, a  chandelier can be non-electrical. candles were used.

I would probably break it as electro (electrotype or electroplate) and lier (something situated in a specified place)
Rgonzo1971Connect With a Mentor Commented:

1) At the origin chandeliers had candles
2) it has no common meaning since the word is a portmanteau word
3) Electro is first part and lier 2nd part

25112Author Commented:
thank you . so seems like bigger emphasis on ELECTROLIER on the electrical aspect more than anything else..

ROLIER.. does it mean anything in English or Europe?
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crystal (strive4peace) - Microsoft MVP, AccessConnect With a Mentor Remote Training and ProgrammingCommented:
you're welcome
if it did, it wouldn't have anything to do with the origin of the word you are asking about. I did a quick search and couldn't find it either. Might be in another language though.
Paul SauvéConnect With a Mentor RetiredCommented:
break the words down as ELECTROL-IER and CHANDEL-IER
Suffix. -ier (masc.) appended to a word, it yields a noun which signifies the subject who performs something related to that word ...
CHANDEL- is from the French word CHANDELLE which means candle in English...

ELECTROLIER is, in fact, derived from CHANDELIER, but as mentioned, is a chandelier with  electric bulbs! Rather than ROLIER, the root is ELECTROL with the suffix IER...
25112Author Commented:
thank you for your time&help
crystal (strive4peace) - Microsoft MVP, AccessRemote Training and ProgrammingCommented:
you're welcome ~ happy to help
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