Heiligenschein



[hahy-li-guh n-shahyn] /ˈhaɪ lɪ gənˌʃaɪn/

noun, plural Heiligenscheine
[hahy-li-guh n-shahy-nuh] /ˈhaɪ lɪ gənˌʃaɪ nə/ (Show IPA). German.
1.
a ring of light around the shadow cast by a person’s head, especially on a dewy, sunlit lawn, caused by reflection and diffraction of light rays; halo.

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