heiligenscheine

Heiligenschein

[hahy-li-guhn-shahyn]
noun, plural Heiligenscheine [hahy-li-guhn-shahy-nuh] . German.
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.

Origin:
literally, saint's shining light

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