Variant of halo
- a ring of light that seems to encircle the sun, moon, or other luminous body: it results from the refraction of light through ice crystals in our atmosphere
- a spherical distribution of stars and star clusters extending beyond the main body of certain galaxies, as the Milky Way
- a symbolic disk or ring of light shown around or above the head of a saint, etc., as in pictures; nimbus: often used as a symbol of virtue or innocence
- the splendor or glory with which a famed, revered, or idealized person or thing is invested
Origin: L halos (gen. and amp; accusative halo) from Glassical Greek halōs, circular threshing floor, round disk of the sun or moon, hence halo around the sun or moon from halein, to grind from Indo-European base an unverified form al-, to grind from source Armenian ałam, grind, Hindi āṭā, meal
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