[ hahy-li-guh n-shahyn ]
/ ˈhaɪ lɪ gənˌʃaɪn /
noun, plural Hei·li·gen·schei·ne [hahy-li-guh n-shahy-nuh] /ˈhaɪ lɪ gənˌʃaɪ nə/. German.
a ring of light around the shadow cast by a person's head, especially on a dewy, sunlit lawn, caused by reflection and diffraction of light rays; halo.
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Origin of Heiligenschein
literally, saint's shining light
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