[ ahy-doh-luhn ]
/ aɪˈdoʊ lən /
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noun, plural ei·do·la [ahy-doh-luh], /aɪˈdoʊ lə/, ei·do·lons.
a phantom; apparition.
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Origin of eidolon
First recorded in 1820–30; see origin at idol
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Example sentences from the Web for eidolon
She was laughing now, but with all the gay coquetry of youth, not merely the eidola of her own.Mrs. Balfame|Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for eidolon
/ (aɪˈdəʊlɒn) /
noun plural -la (-lə) or -lons
an unsubstantial image; apparition; phantom
an ideal or idealized figure
Word Origin for eidolon
C19: from Greek: phantom, idol
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