Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 03/25/19 Heiligenschein

Heiligenschein (noun)
Heiligenschein [hahy-li-guh n-shahyn]


noun, plural Hei·li·gen·schei·ne [hahy-li-guh n-shahy-nuh] /ˈhaɪ lɪ gənˌʃaɪ nə/. 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.


Origin: literally, saint's shining light

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