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noun,plural au·ras or, for 3, au·rae [awr-ee]. /ˈɔr i/.
  1. a distinctive and pervasive quality or character; air; atmosphere: an aura of respectability;an aura of friendliness.

  2. a subtly pervasive quality or atmosphere seen as emanating from a person, place, or thing.

  1. Pathology. a sensation, as of lights or a current of warm or cold air, preceding an attack of migraine or epilepsy.

Origin of aura

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Latin, from Greek: “breath (of air)”

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nounClassical Mythology.
  1. a companion of Artemis who bore twins to Dionysus. Zeus changed her into a spring because, in a fit of madness, she had killed one of her children. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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/ (ˈɔːrə) /

nounplural auras or aurae (ˈɔːriː)
  1. a distinctive air or quality considered to be characteristic of a person or thing

  2. any invisible emanation, such as a scent or odour

  1. pathol strange sensations, such as noises in the ears or flashes of light, that immediately precede an attack, esp of epilepsy

  2. (in parapsychology) an invisible emanation produced by and surrounding a person or object: alleged to be discernible by individuals of supernormal sensibility

Origin of aura

C18: via Latin from Greek: breeze

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