The correct answer is halo.


A. halo
B. gold ore
C. fool's gold
D. rainbow

The correct answer is (A) A halo; a gold disk or a luminous light around the head or body of a sacred personage; any circle or ring of light or color. Also, the fringe of light around the sun, as seen through haze, or other heavenly body. In addition, the space between the sun (or moon) and a surrounding halo.

Aureole comes from Middle English aureola, Latin aureola corona (golden crown).

Examples of use:

  • When he looked closely, he noticed an aureole around the moon.
  • An aureole can be seen around the head of Jesus in the painting.

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