Definition: a halo or aura that surrounds dieties when on Earth or when visualized by humans
“Nimbus” means “cloud” in Latin.
Why I Looked It Up
From the book Economic Narratives when discussing the gold standard and the perception of gold in our society:
In Christian tradition, these saints were often among the lowly and despised on society, but the nimbus reveals their true worth.
It goes on to quote Walt Whitman:
But I paint myriad of heads, but paint no head without its
nimbus of gold-colored light