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Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

A circle of light round the head or, more rarely, the whole body. In Christian art its use was at first restricted to Christ, but from the 5th cent. it was extended to the BVM, angels, and...

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halo

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 6 words.

has the plural form haloes.

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halo

Edited by Robert Allen.

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 6 words.

has the plural form haloes.

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halo

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 17 words.

The plural can be halos or haloes, the first being rather more frequent. See -o(e)s 2.

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halo

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 31 words.

Pl. halos (in AmE), haloes (traditionally in BrE). The American-style plural is making inroads into BrE. It predominates in World

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halo-

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Ecology

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 15 words.

A prefix meaning ‘pertaining to salt’, derived from the Greek hals, halos, meaning ‘salt’.

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halo-

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Ecology

P ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 15 words.

A prefix meaning ‘pertaining to salt’, derived from the Greek hals, halos, meaning ‘salt’.

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halo-

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 15 words.

A prefix meaning ‘pertaining to salt’, derived from the Greek hals, halos, meaning ‘salt’.

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halo-

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

January 2012; p ublished online April 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 15 words.

A prefix meaning ‘pertaining to salt’, derived from the Greek hals, halos, meaning ‘salt’.

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halo

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 33 words.

circle of light round the sun, etc., XVI; nimbus of a saint XVII; fig. XIX. — medL. halō, for

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Halo

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 112 words.

Circular symbol of holiness or enlightenment, surrounding the head of the person thus distinguished. In Buddhist iconography, halos surround arhats

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