Origin of aureole
noun, plural co·ro·nas, co·ro·nae [kuh-roh-nee] /kəˈroʊ ni/.
Origin of corona
Related Words for aureolaatmosphere, glory, aura, aureole, vapor, halo, radiance, nimbus, aurora, corona, halation
Examples from the Web for aureola
Historical Examples of aureola
“It is the aureola which has stolen into my heart,” thought Cristobal.
The rays quivered everywhere in the air, and the aureola filled the world.
It was her splendour and her aureola which appeared in the air.
The child replied by a slight motion of the head; and the aureola trembled like sunlight on the water.
The balloon threw large shadows on this heap of clouds, and was surrounded as by an aureola.A Winter Amid the Ice
Word Origin for aureole
noun plural -nas or -nae (-niː)
- the trumpet-shaped part of the corolla of daffodils and similar plants; the crown
- a crown of leafy outgrowths from inside the petals of some flowers
Word Origin for corona
early 13c., from Latin aureola (corona), fem. diminutive of aureus "golden" (see aureate). In medieval Christianity, the celestial crown worn by martyrs, virgins, etc., as victors over the flesh.
1650s, from Latin corona "crown, garland" (see crown (n.)).