heiligenschein love

Definitions

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  • n. An optical phenomenon which creates a bright spot around the shadow of the viewer's head, when the surface on which the shadow falls has special optical characteristics (as with dewy grass).

Etymologies

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Borrowing from German Heiligenschein.

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  • Doesn't it also just mean "halo"?

    May 3, 2011

  • "an optical phenomenon which creates a bright spot around the shadow of the viewer's head." From German words meaning "holy shine". Wikipedia

    May 3, 2011

  • See iroquoisy.

    December 25, 2008

  • My random word. How apt. :-)

    (I mean with Christmas and all.)

    December 25, 2008