noun, plural ei·do·la [ahy-doh-luh] /aɪˈdoʊ lə/, ei·do·lons.
a phantom; apparition.
Origin of eidolon
First recorded in 1820–30; see origin at idol
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Related Words for eidolahallucination, soul, vision, fantasy, deception, illusion, phantom, devil, demon, shadow, specter, vampire, deity, hero, darling, icon, superstar, nightmare, daydream, haunt
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Historical Examples of 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
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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1828, from Greek eidolon (see idol).
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