[ ahy-dos, ey- ]
/ ˈaɪ dɒs, ˈeɪ- /
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noun, plural ei·de [ahy-dee, ey-dey]. /ˈaɪ di, ˈeɪ deɪ/.
the formal content of a culture, encompassing its system of ideas, criteria for interpreting experience, etc.
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Origin of eidos
<Greek eîdos something seen, form; akin to Greek ideîn,Latin vidēre to see; see wit2
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The idea is distinguished into "idea" or intelligible Form, or "eidos," principle of human intellectual life.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 4|Plotinos (Plotinus)
Thyoides is from Thuya meaning arborvit and eidos, the Greek for "resemblance."The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties|Charles H. (Charles Henry) Snow