- a phantom; apparition.
- an ideal.
Origin of eidolon
Related Words for eidolonhallucination, soul, vision, fantasy, deception, illusion, phantom, devil, demon, shadow, specter, vampire, deity, hero, darling, icon, superstar, nightmare, daydream, haunt
Examples from the Web for eidolon
Historical Examples of eidolon
Accounts say that it was her double, or eidolon, which figured at Troy.
Alas, yes, the Eidolon of him was,—in Weber's and other such brains.The French Revolution
For the time his thought was quit of its consequence; no eidolon outwardly repeated his inward vision.Between The Dark And The Daylight
William Dean Howells
And there were other friends of the eidolon in England and inaccessible, whose letters of welcome awaited me at Gravesend.The Retrospect
In the background of all we fancy a hideous Eidolon, from whose side even the damned recoil in loathing.Guy Livingstone;
George A. Lawrence
- an unsubstantial image; apparition; phantom
- an ideal or idealized figure
Word Origin for eidolon
1828, from Greek eidolon (see idol).