aureole

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See also: auréole and auréolé

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French aureole, from Medieval Latin aureola (corona) ("golden (crown)").

Noun[edit]

aureole (plural aureoles)

  1. (astronomy) Corona.
  2. A circle of light or halo around the head of a deity or a saint.
    • 1915, W.S. Maugham, "Of Human Bondage", chapter 122:
      They sat quietly, side by side, without speaking. Philip enjoyed having her near him. He was warmed by her radiant health. A glow of life seemed like an aureole to shine about her.
  3. (by extension) Any luminous or colored ring that encircles something.

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References[edit]

  • aureole” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • aureole” in Microsoft's Encarta World English Dictionary, North American Edition (2007)
  • "aureole" in the Wordsmyth Dictionary-Thesaurus (Wordsmyth, 2002)
  • "aureole" in Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary (Cambridge University Press, 2007)
  • aureole” in the Compact Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford University Press, 2007)
  • Oxford English Dictionary, second edition (1989)
  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary (1987-1996)

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

aureole f

  1. plural form of aureola

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

aureole

  1. vocative masculine singular of aureolus

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

aureole

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of aureolar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of aureolar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of aureolar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of aureolar