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eidos

[ahy-dos, ey-]
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noun, plural ei·de [ahy-dee, ey-dey] /ˈaɪ di, ˈeɪ deɪ/.
  1. the formal content of a culture, encompassing its system of ideas, criteria for interpreting experience, etc.
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Origin of eidos

< Greek eîdos something seen, form; akin to Greek ideîn, Latin vidēre to see; see wit2
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Historical Examples

  • The idea is distinguished into "idea" or intelligible Form, or "eidos," principle of human intellectual life.

    Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 4

    Plotinos (Plotinus)

  • Thyoides is from Thuya meaning arborvit and eidos, the Greek for "resemblance."