"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Monday, 31 January 2011


An aureola (plural aureolae) is a halo, the area of glow surrounding any bright object, the radiance of luminous cloud which, in paintings of sacred personages, surrounds the whole figure.

I would have illustrated this word but I discovered no one I know has a halo!

1 comment:

  1. There are also some plants and I think a bird that have this as part of their name - referring to the golden glow I think!