- a radiance encircling the head or body, as in religious paintings; halo; glory
- the illuminated area around the sun, etc., as when seen in a mist or during an eclipse; sun's corona
Origin of aureoleMiddle English ; from Late Latin aureola (corona), golden (crown) ; from Classical Latin aureolus, diminutive of aureus: see aureate
- A circular or oval light surrounding the head or body of a representation of a deity or holy person; a halo.
- Astronomy See corona.
Origin of aureoleMiddle English, from Late Latin (cor&omacron;na) aureola, golden (crown), feminine of Latin aureolus, golden, from aureus, from aurum, gold.
3rd-century Pakistani sculpture of the Bodhisattva Maitreya