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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin nimbus (dark cloud)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɪmbəs/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪmbəs

NounEdit

nimbus (plural nimbi or nimbuses)

  1. A circle of light; a halo.
  2. A gray rain cloud.

Usage notesEdit

  • (circle of light): In heraldry and art, a nimbus may be considered distinct from a halo. The term halo can refer to an open ring of light or of gold behind the head of a saint, while nimbus refers to a solid disk of light or gold.

SynonymsEdit

  • (circle of light): halo

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *nébʰos (cloud). Cognates include Latin nebula, Proto-Slavic *nebo (heaven, sky), Sanskrit नभस् (nábhas, sky) and Ancient Greek νέφος (néphos).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nimbus m (genitive nimbī); second declension

  1. rainstorm, rain shower
  2. rain cloud, thunder cloud
  3. cloud
  4. halo (visible aura of divine power)
  5. throng
  6. (figuratively) calamity, tempest

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative nimbus nimbī
Genitive nimbī nimbōrum
Dative nimbō nimbīs
Accusative nimbum nimbōs
Ablative nimbō nimbīs
Vocative nimbe nimbī

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

NounEdit

nimbus m (Cyrillic spelling нимбус)

  1. (religion) halo
  2. nimbus

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