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Monday, April 17, 2017

60. Nimbus | Learn One Word Today


{Letters ~ 6 l Syllables ~ 2}
{Scrabble score 16 }

Nimbus


۝  a dark gray cloud bearing rain.
an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint.
Wolfram Alpha


Nimbus:

۝  A luminous vapor, cloud or Atmosphere around a God when on Earth.
۝  a cloud or atmosphere (as of romance) about a person or thing
۝   an indication (as a circle) of radiant light or glory about the head of a drawn or sculptured divinity, saint, or sovereign.
۝  a rain cloud.
Merriam-Webster


Etymology of 'Nimbus'':
nimbus (n.)
1610s, "bright cloud surrounding a god," from Latin nimbus "cloud," perhaps related to nebula "cloud, mist" (see nebula). Meaning "halo" is first recorded c. 1730. Meteorological sense of "a rain cloud" is from 1803.
Etymonline

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