from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the Gr. Ch., the outermost eucharistic veil: same as air, 7.
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(Latin, related to Nebula, nephele, properly vapour, cloud), in art and archaeology signifies a shining light implying great dignity.
Ex. 33: 8, 34: 34 henika d 'an eiseporeueto Moses, 40: 30 henika d' an anebe apo tes skenes he nephele.
The clouds have nothing in common with the light-cloud, the nephele photeine
(including from literary agent nephele, whom I don't even know!) and has already invited me back for next year.
Also check out TKA agent Nephele Tempest’s personal blog (nephele. livejournal.com).