[ ahy-dos, ey- ]

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.

Origin of eidos

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

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How to use eidos in a sentence

  • He could tell well which parts of the new country would best suit the Hardanger men, and the men from Eide.

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