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Meaning of Heiligenschein*

Hei•li•gen•schein

Pronunciation: (hī'li-gun-shīn"), [key]
— pl. -schei•ne
  1. a ring of light around the shadow cast by a person's head, esp. on a dewy, sunlit lawn, caused by reflection and diffraction of light rays; halo.
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