eidolon

[ ahy-doh-luh n ]
/ aɪˈdoʊ lən /

noun, plural ei·do·la [ahy-doh-luh] /aɪˈdoʊ lə/, ei·do·lons.

a phantom; apparition.
an ideal.

Nearby words

  1. eide,
  2. eider,
  3. eider duck,
  4. eiderdown,
  5. eidetic,
  6. eidoptometry,
  7. eidos,
  8. eifel,
  9. eiffel,
  10. eiffel tower

Origin of eidolon

First recorded in 1820–30; see origin at idol

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British Dictionary definitions for eidolon

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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Word Origin and History for eidolon

eidolon

n.

1828, from Greek eidolon (see idol).

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