Halo

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin halo, from accusative of 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).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈhaːlo]
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  • Hyphenation: Ha‧lo

Noun[edit]

Halo m (genitive Halos, plural Halos or Halonen or Halogene)

  1. halo (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)

Further reading[edit]

  • Halo” in Duden online