- a phantom; apparition.
- an ideal.
Origin of eidolon
First recorded in 1820–30; see origin at idol
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Examples from the Web for eidola
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
- an unsubstantial image; apparition; phantom
- an ideal or idealized figure
C19: from Greek: phantom, idol
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Word Origin and History for eidola
1828, from Greek eidolon (see idol).
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