When the Saracens besieged the city the eikon was carried round the fortifications, and the enemy had fled.
The church became the shrine of the eikon of the Theotokos 227Hodegetria.
Then he set a basin of water and some incense before the eikon which was hung in a corner of the room.
Every Grecian home has its eikon or picture of a saint or the Blessed Virgin.
The eikon to the Russian is even more important than the Czar.
How brightly the eikon lamp burns before the portrait of my boy.
And when a Russian enters a house, he at once goes to the family eikon and bows and crosses himself before he greets his host.
Once she put up a candle before the eikon and prayed that Styopa might pass.
For all practical purposes, nevertheless, the "eikon" in Milton's time was the King's book, for everybody thought it so.
One day the Archbishop took the eikon—image—of the Virgin, which was carried around in solemn procession.
also ikon, 1570s, "image, figure, representation," from Late Latin icon, from Greek eikon "likeness, image, portrait," related to eikenai "be like, look like," of unknown origin. Eastern Church sense is attested from 1833. Computing sense first recorded 1982.