Variant of nimbus
- 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: L, violent rain, black rain cloud from Indo-European base an unverified form nebh-, moist, cloud from source Classical Latin nebula
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