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English

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] nimbus (dark cloud)

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
nimbus

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

Usage notes

  • (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.

Synonyms

  • (circle of light): halo

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Bosnian

Noun

nimbus m (plural nimbusi)

  1. (religion) halo
  2. nimbus

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Latin

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈnɪm.bʊs/

Noun

nimbus (genitive nimbī); m, 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

Inflection

Second declension (2).

Number Singular Plural
nominative nimbus nimbī
genitive nimbī nimbōrum
dative nimbō nimbīs
accusative nimbum nimbōs
ablative nimbō nimbīs
vocative nimbe nimbī

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Serbian

Noun

nimbus m. (plural nimbusi) (Cyrillic spelling нимбус)

  1. (religion) halo
  2. nimbus

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