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Topic: RELIGION

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: halos, from Greek, 'circular area, ring'

halo

noun
     
ha‧lo plural halos [countable]
1RR a bright circle that is often shown above or around the heads of holy people in religious art
2C a circle of light or something bright
halo of
a halo of sunlight
a halo of blonde curls
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