noun hei·li·gen·schein \ˈhīlə̇gənˌshīn\

Definition of heiligenschein



  1. :  a bright light around the shadow of a person's head (as on a field or lawn) caused by diffraction and reflection of sunlight by dewdrops

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Origin and Etymology of heiligenschein

German, literally, halo, from heiliger saint (from heilig holy, from Old High German heilag) + schein shine, light, from Old High German scīn; akin to Old High German skīnan to shine — more at holy, shine

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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