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HALO


~ HALO  id+ | ENCIRCLE |
        id+ | containing HALOGEN |
  id+ | LUMINOUS DISC |
  *** ROUND BRIGHT DISC  CROWN or RING as in
       "A RING OF LIGHT"
  or " BRILLIANT CROWN "
  gr HALOS  = A RING or CIRCLE
              relates to A GRINDING STONE
     HALEIN   TO GRIND
  sc> LUMINOUS DISC SURROUNDING THE MOON  SUN or
      AN ILLUMINATED OBJECT CAUSED BY THE
  REFLECTION or REFRACTION OF THE LIGHT
  art> A SYMBOLIC RING OF LIGHT or VAPOR AROUND THE HEAD OF
      SPECIAL PERSONS WAS DRAWN TO SHOW THEIR GLORY or
  SPLENDOR   sug> SPLENDID  SHINING  BRILLIANT as in
  sp    BRILLANTE = SHINE or DIAMOND
  myth> APOLLO OFTEN HAD RAYS OF LIGHT AROUND HIS HEAD
  hx> in CHRISTIAN ART THE HALO APPEARS IN THE 5th CENTURY
       in BYZANTINE ART A HALO WAS ALSO APPLIED TO
  NON RELIGIOUS FIGURES incl HYPOCRITES or EVEN
  THOSE LIVING AND CONSIDERED IMPORTANT
  in MUSLIM AND OTHER CULTURES THE HALO ALSO DENOTES THE SAME
      

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