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hălōs , ō, f., = ἅλως (a round threshing-floor),
I.a circle round the sun or moon, a halo, pure Lat. corona: “circa solem visum coloris varii circulum, qualis esse in arcu solet. Hunc Graeci halo vocant: nos dicere coronam aptissime possumus, etc.,Sen. Q. N. 1, 2, 1.—Called also hălysis (prob. corrupted from ἅλως), App. de Mundo, p. 64, 16.
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