|1.||a silk, wool, cotton, or nylon fabric used esp for umbrellas|
|2.||a halo or nimbus, esp as represented in art|
|[C16: from Latin: |
|Gloria (ˈɡlɔːrɪə, -ˌɑː)|
|1.||any of several doxologies beginning with the word Gloria, esp the Greater and the Lesser Doxologies|
|2.||a musical setting of one of these|
Latin for “Thus passes away the glory of the world”; worldly things do not last.