halo

halo

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English

Etymology

From Latin halōs, 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, see هلال‎ and תהילה‎. Used in English since 1563, sense of light around someone’s head since 1646.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈheɪləʊ/
  • (US) enPR: hāʹlō, IPA(key): /ˈheɪloʊ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪləʊ

Noun

halo (plural halos or haloes)

  1. 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.
  6. (medicine) A circular brace used to keep the head and neck in position.

Synonyms

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

Derived terms

  • halo effect
  • halo nucleus
  • neutron halo
  • nuclear halo
  • proton halo

Translations

Verb

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

  1. (transitive) To encircle with a halo.

Related terms

  • halation

Translations

References

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967
  • “halo” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.

Anagrams

  • hola

Breton

Noun

halo m

  1. saliva

Catalan

Verb

halo

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of halar

Cebuano

Alternative forms

  • hawo

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: ha‧lo

Etymology

For the second noun sense, the monitor lizard's timidity likened to cowardice.

Noun

halo

  1. a monitor lizard
  2. (historical) a cowardly tattooed man

Verb

halo

  1. to mingle

Danish

Noun

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

  1. halo (atmospheric phenomenon)

Dutch

Etymology

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

  • IPA(key): /ˈɦaː.loː/

Noun

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

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

Anagrams

  • hola

Esperanto

Pronunciation

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

Noun

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

  1. hall, very large room

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɑlo

Etymology 1

Verb

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

Noun

halo

  1. halo
Declension
Derived terms
  • haloilmiö

Anagrams

  • Alho, alho, laho

French

Etymology

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

  • (aspirated h) IPA(key): /a.lo/

Noun

halo m (plural halos)

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

References

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

Further reading

  • “halo” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • hola, holà

Galician

Verb

halo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of halar

Ido

Noun

halo (plural hali)

  1. hall, very large room

Indonesian

Interjection

halo

  1. hello

Latin

Etymology

Possibly a denominative verb from Proto-Indo-European *h₂enh₁-s-lo- (with spurious h), from *h₂enh₁- (to breathe), whence animus.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈhaː.loː/, [ˈhaː.ɫoː]

Verb

hālō (present infinitive hālāre, perfect active hālāvī, supine hālātum); first conjugation

  1. breathe
  2. emit, exhale, release (gas or fragrance)
  3. be fragrant
    • P. Vergilius Maro, Aeneid, Book I, ll. 416 ff.
      Ipsa Paphum sublimis abit sedesque revisit
      Laeta suas ubi templum illi centumque Sabaeo⁠⁠⁠
      Ture calent arae sertisque recentibus halant
      [Venus] goes flying back to Paphos and sees happily again her seat
      Where there is a temple to her and a hundred altars
      That warmly glow with Sheban incense and are perfumed by fresh wreaths.

Inflection

Derived terms

  • adhālō
  • anhēlo
  • exhālō
  • inhālō
  • redhālō

Synonyms

  • spīrō, feo

References

  • halo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • halo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • halo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Norwegian Bokmål

Noun

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

  1. halo (atmospheric phenomenon)

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

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

  1. halo (atmospheric phenomenon)

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈxa.lɔ/

Etymology 1

From English hallo.

Interjection

halo

  1. (when answering the telephone) hello

Etymology 2

From Ancient Greek ἅλως (hálōs).

Noun

halo n

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

Declension

Indeclinable.

Etymology 3

Noun

halo

  1. vocative singular of hala

Further reading

  • halo in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Noun

halo m (plural halos)

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

Synonyms

  • (atmospheric phenomenon): auréola
  • (luminous disc around the heads of saints): auréola, nimbo

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology 1

Noun

halo m (Cyrillic spelling хало)

  1. (astronomy) halo (atmospheric phenomenon)

Etymology 2

From English hallo.

Interjection

halo (Cyrillic spelling хало)

  1. (when answering the telephone) hello

Synonyms

  • zdravo
  • ćao

Spanish

Noun

halo m (plural halos)

  1. halo (atmospheric phenomenon)
  2. halo (nimbus around the head of a holy figure)

Verb

halo

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

Swedish

Noun

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

  1. halo (atmospheric phenomenon)

Declension


Tagalog

Noun

halò

  1. mix

Anagrams

  • laho

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