nimbus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin nimbus (dark cloud)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɪmbəs/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪmbəs

Noun[edit]

nimbus (plural nimbi or nimbuses)

  1. A circle of light; a halo.
  2. A gray rain cloud.

Usage notes[edit]

  • (circle of light): In heraldry and art, a nimbus may be considered distinct from a halo. The term halo can refer to an open ring of light or of gold behind the head of a saint, while nimbus refers to a solid disk of light or gold.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (circle of light): halo

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnimbus/, [ˈnimbus̠]
  • Rhymes: -imbus
  • Syllabification: nim‧bus

Noun[edit]

nimbus

  1. Synonym of sadepilvi (nimbus)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of nimbus (Kotus type 39/vastaus, no gradation)
nominative nimbus nimbukset
genitive nimbuksen nimbusten
nimbuksien
partitive nimbusta nimbuksia
illative nimbukseen nimbuksiin
singular plural
nominative nimbus nimbukset
accusative nom. nimbus nimbukset
gen. nimbuksen
genitive nimbuksen nimbusten
nimbuksien
partitive nimbusta nimbuksia
inessive nimbuksessa nimbuksissa
elative nimbuksesta nimbuksista
illative nimbukseen nimbuksiin
adessive nimbuksella nimbuksilla
ablative nimbukselta nimbuksilta
allative nimbukselle nimbuksille
essive nimbuksena nimbuksina
translative nimbukseksi nimbuksiksi
instructive nimbuksin
abessive nimbuksetta nimbuksitta
comitative nimbuksineen
Possessive forms of nimbus (type vastaus)
possessor singular plural
1st person nimbukseni nimbuksemme
2nd person nimbuksesi nimbuksenne
3rd person nimbuksensa

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *nébʰos (cloud). Cognates include Latin nebula, Proto-Slavic *nebo (heaven, sky), Sanskrit नभस् (nábhas, sky) and Ancient Greek νέφος (néphos).

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Noun[edit]

nimbus m (genitive nimbī); second declension

  1. rainstorm, rain shower
  2. rain cloud, thunder cloud
  3. cloud
  4. halo (visible aura of divine power)
  5. throng
  6. (figuratively) calamity, tempest

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative nimbus nimbī
Genitive nimbī nimbōrum
Dative nimbō nimbīs
Accusative nimbum nimbōs
Ablative nimbō nimbīs
Vocative nimbe nimbī

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: nimbus
  • English: nimbus
  • French: nimbe
  • Istriot: nenbo
  • Italian: nembo, nimbo

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

nimbus m (Cyrillic spelling нимбус)

  1. (religion) halo
  2. nimbus

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