aureola, a wreath of light represented as encircling the brows of the saints and martyrs.
“It is the aureola which has stolen into my heart,” thought Cristobal.
The balloon threw large shadows on this heap of clouds, and was surrounded as by an aureola.
The rays quivered everywhere in the air, and the aureola filled the world.
Sketches were structureless, as any aureola formed by stray sunlight grazing the moon might naturally be.
The child replied by a slight motion of the head; and the aureola trembled like sunlight on the water.
The captain of the aureola was greatly perturbed, and he promptly ordered his gig to be manned to take him to the Claverhouse.
The aureola, when enveloping the whole body, is generally oval or elliptical in form, but is occasionally circular or quatrefoil.
The master of the aureola was worn out with anxiety and want of rest, for his vessel had been ashore for forty-eight hours.
They are generally surrounded by an aureola known as the penumbra, and sensibly less luminous than the other portions of the orb.
early 13c., from Latin aureola (corona), fem. diminutive of aureus "golden" (see aureate). In medieval Christianity, the celestial crown worn by martyrs, virgins, etc., as victors over the flesh.
corona co·ro·na (kə-rō'nə)
n. pl. co·ro·nas or co·ro·nae (-nē)
The crownlike upper portion of a body part or structure, such as the top of the head.
Plural coronas or coronae (kə-rō'nē)