Variant of nimbus
noun pl. nimbi or nimbuses
- Myth. a bright cloud surrounding gods or goddesses appearing on earth
- an aura of splendor about any person or thing
- a halo or bright disk surrounding the head of a divinity, saint, or sovereign on pictures, medals, etc.
- any rain-producing cloud
Origin: Classical Latin violent rain, black rain cloud ; from Indo-European base an unverified form nebh-, moist, cloud from source Classical Latin nebula