Definition of anthelion
anthelia\-yə, -ēə\ or
: the brightish white halolike spot appearing occasionally on the parhelic circle opposite the sun —called also antisun, countersun
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Origin and Etymology of anthelion
Greek anthēlion, from neuter of anthēlios, alteration of antēlios opposite the sun, from anti- 1anti- + hēlios sun
First Known Use: 1670See Words from the same year
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