halo

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English[edit]

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A solar halo.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin halos, from Ancient Greek ἅλως (hálōs, disk of the sun or moon; ring of light around the sun or moon; threshing floor with its surrounding threshold; disk of a shield); itself of unknown origin. Used in English since 1563, sense of light around someone’s head since 1646.

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Noun[edit]

halo (plural halos or haloes)

  1. (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. (astronomy) A cloud of gas and other matter surrounding and captured by the gravitational field of a large diffuse astronomical object, such as a galaxy or cluster of galaxies.
  3. Anything resembling this band, such as an effect caused by imperfect developing of photographs.
  4. (religion) nimbus, a luminous disc, often of gold, around or over the heads of saints, etc., in religious paintings.
  5. The metaphorical aura of glory, veneration or sentiment which surrounds an idealized entity.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (luminous disc around head of saints in paintings): aureole, nimbus

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Verb[edit]

halo (third-person singular simple present halos, present participle haloing, simple past and past participle haloed)

  1. (transitive) To encircle with a halo.

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References[edit]

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967
  • halo” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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Breton[edit]

Noun[edit]

halo m

  1. saliva

Danish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

halo c (definite singular haloen, indefinite plural haloer, definite plural haloerne)

  1. halo (atmospheric phenomenon)

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin halos, from Ancient Greek ἅλως (hálōs, disk of the sun or moon, ring of light around the sun or moon; threshing floor; disk of a shield), itself of unknown origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

halo m (plural halo's, diminutive halootje n)

  1. halo (atmospheric phenomenon).
  2. Similar visual effect resulting from undesirable, roughly circular spots on an imperfectly developed photograph.

References[edit]

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

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Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhalo/
  • Hyphenation: ha‧lo

Noun[edit]

halo (accusative singular halon, plural haloj, accusative plural halojn)

  1. hall, very large room

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

halo

  1. Indicative present connegative form of halkoa.
  2. Second-person singular imperative present form of halkoa.
  3. Second-person singular imperative present connegative form of halkoa.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

halo

  1. halo
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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin halos, from Ancient Greek ἅλως (hálōs, disk of the sun or moon, ring of light around the sun or moon; threshing floor; disk of a shield), itself of unknown origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

halo m (plural halos)

  1. Halo (atmospheric phenomenon)
  2. Similar visual effect resulting from undesirable, roughly circular spots on an imperfectly developed photograph.

References[edit]

  • Nouveau Petit Larousse illustré. Dictionnaire encyclopédique. Paris, Librairie Larousse, 1952, 146th edition

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Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

halo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of halar

Ido[edit]

Noun[edit]

halo (plural hali)

  1. hall, very large room

Indonesian[edit]

Interjection[edit]

halo

  1. hello

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

present active hālō, present infinitive hālāre, perfect active hālāvī, supine hālātum

  1. I breathe.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Noun[edit]

halo m (definite singular haloen, indefinite plural haloer, definite plural haloene)

  1. halo (atmospheric phenomenon)

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Noun[edit]

halo m (definite singular haloen, indefinite plural haloar, definite plural haloane)

  1. halo (atmospheric phenomenon)

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From English hallo.

Interjection[edit]

halo

  1. (when answering the telephone) hello

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἅλως (hálōs).

Noun[edit]

halo n (undeclinable)

  1. halo (atmospheric phenomenon)
  2. buzz, hype

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

halo

  1. vocative singular of hala

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

halo m (plural halos)

  1. (astronomy) halo (atmospheric phenomenon)
  2. (religion, iconography) halo (luminous disc around the heads of saints)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Interjection[edit]

halo (Cyrillic spelling хало)

  1. (when answering the telephone) hello

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

halo m (plural halos)

  1. Halo (atmospheric phenomenon)

Verb[edit]

halo

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of halar.

Swedish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

halo c (definite singular halon, indefinite plural halor / haloer, definite plural halorna / haloerna)

  1. halo (atmospheric phenomenon)