Complete Definition of "halo"

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English

Etymology
From L. halos, from Gr. á¼Î»ÏÏ (haloos) 'treshing floor, (sun/ ...) disk, halo', itself of unknown origin, one theory being from Persian ÙاÙÙ (HAALE) 'Circle around moon is seen at nights due to vapors'.
:Used in English since 1563, sense of light around someone's head since 1646

Pronunciation
italbrac|UK: IPA|/ËheɪlÉÊ, SAMPA|/"[email protected]/
italbrac|US: AHD|hÄʹlÅ, IPA|/ËheɪloÊ, SAMPA|/"heIloU/
rhymes|eɪlÉÊ

Noun
en-noun|pl2=haloes

  1. context|astronomy A circular band of coloured light, visible around the sun or moon etc., caused by reflection and refraction of light by ice crystals in the atmosphere.
  2. Anything resembling this band, such as an effect caused by imperfect developing of photographs.
  3. context|religion nimbus, a luminous disc, often of gold, around or over the heads of saints, etc., in religious paintings.
  4. the metaphorical aura of glory, veneration or sentiment which surround an idealized entity

Synonyms
italbrac|luminous disc around head of saints in paintings: aureole, nimbus

Derived terms
halo effect

Translations
trans-top|atmospheric phenomenon
Albanian: t+|sq|aureolë|xs=Albanian
Dutch: t-|nl|halo|m
Finnish: t+|fi|halo, t-|fi|kehä
French: halo m
Korean: 무리 (muri)
Japanese: æ (Kasa)
trans-mid
Russian: t+|ru|гало|n|sc=Cyrl
Scottish Gaelic: fàinne-solais f
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trans-top|anything resembling the phenomenon
Dutch: t|nl|aureool|n
trans-mid
Scottish Gaelic: fàinne-solais f
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trans-top|luminous disc around the heads of saints
Bosnian: t-|bs|oreol|m, t-|bs|nimbus|m
Dutch: t|nl|aureool|n
Finnish: sädekehä
German: Heiligenschein m
Greek: ÏαλοÏ
Hindi: तà¥à¤à¥à¤®à¤à¤¡à¤² (tejoma.n.dal)
Icelandic: t-|is|geislabaugur|m
Italian: t+|it|nimbo|m
Japanese: 輪ã£ã (Wakka)
Marahi: तà¥à¤à¥à¤µà¤²à¤¯ (tejovalay)
trans-mid
Portuguese: t-|pt|auréola|f
Russian: t-|ru|нимб|m|sc=Cyrl
Scottish Gaelic: fàinne-solais f
Serbian:

Spanish: t-|es|auréola|f
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Verb
en-verb|es

  1. transitive To encircle with a halo.

Translations
trans-top|encircle with a halo
Dutch: van een t|nl|aureool t+|nl|voorzien
trans-mid
Turkish: t+|tr|hale
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Related terms
halation

References
Websters
EtymOnLine? 1

Category:English nouns with irregular plurals


Breton

Noun
halo m

  1. saliva

Category:Breton nouns


Dutch

Etymology
From L. halos, from Gr. á¼Î»ÏÏ 'treshing floor, (sun/ ...) disk, halo', itself of unknown origin

Pronunciation
IPA|Ëhalo

Noun
nl-noun2|m|âs|otje

  1. #Noun|halo (atmospheric phenomenon)
  2. similar vicual effect resulting from undesirable, roughly circular spots on an imperfectly developed photograph

References
Koenen


French

Etymology
From L. halos, from Gr. á¼Î»ÏÏ 'treshing floor, (sun/ ...) disk, halo', itself of unknown origin

Pronunciation
IPA|Ëhalo

Noun
fr-noun|m

  1. #Noun|halo (atmospheric phenomenon)
  2. similar vicual effect resulting from undesirable, roughly circular spots on an imperfectly developed photograph

References
NPLarousse


Indonesian

Interjection
halo

  1. hello

Category:Indonesian interjections

br:halo
fa:halo
fr:halo
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ku:halo
hu:halo
pt:halo
ru:halo
fi:halo
te:halo
vi:halo
zh:halo

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