The first thing we are going to do to delve into the meaning of the term candle is to discover its etymological origin. In this case, we must say that it is a word that derives from Latin, specifically it is the result of the sum of two components of that language:
-The verb “velare”, which can be translated as “velar” or “cover”.
-The suffix “-men”, which is used to indicate an “instrument” or a “tool”.
Canopy was called the composite defined by sails that form part of a boat. The sail constitutes, together with the mast, rigging and other elements, the rigging of the boat: that is, the one that allows it to move thanks to the wind. The wind acts directly on the canopy. According to the arrangement and shape of the sails, the air force is transmitted by the sails to the mast, rigging and yards and the thrust reaches the hull of the vessel. So, finally, the vehicle moves through the water.
The first cups were created thousands of years before Christ. The Romans, Egyptians and Chinese already used candles made of different materials (cotton, leather, hemp, papyrus and others) to move in the aquatic environment. The candle can be made up of different types of candles. A square sail is a trapezoidal or rectangular sail that operates perpendicular to the course the boat is taking. The lateen sail has a triangular shape and goes against the wind. Within the square or square sails there are several types that are worth knowing, such as the mizzen mast, ratchet or mainmast sails. On the other hand, with regard to lateen candles, we have to mention that under this name are also included those whose faces are perfectly recognizable. Specifically, one is called pujamen, which is what is below; another is the forehead, the side that is underneath and inside the boat; and the third, which is vertical and determines the height of the sails. The latter is known as a leech. We must not forget that the lateen candle has a variant, the hammer candle, which has a trapezoidal shape. However, we cannot forget about another important series of candles, among which the knife calls stand out. They are also called earphones and have the particularity of being oriented towards the center of the ship in question. Not forgetting that they are measured on the stick. It is important to mention that the notion of candle also appears in the field of botany. In this case, velamen is the name of a rhizoderm (root epidermis) that is composed, in its maturity, of cells that are not alive.
Veloziaceae, rushes, orchids and spiders are some of the plants that have candles, which is a kind of sheath that covers the root. There are those who argue that the canopy is responsible for the absorption of water, although this ability has not yet been proven.