Origin of icon
Synonyms for icon
Examples from the Web for eikon
Historical Examples of eikon
The church became the shrine of the eikon of the Theotokos 227Hodegetria.Byzantine Churches in Constantinople
Alexander Van Millingen
It is seen at present in the worship of the eikon or saint's image.The Story of Russia
R. Van Bergen, M.A.
The Eikon to the Russian is even more important than the Czar.
He wears a miniature Eikon hung about his neck as a sort of amulet.
Every Grecian home has its eikon or picture of a saint or the Blessed Virgin.Our Little Grecian Cousin
Mary F. Nixon-Roulet
Word Origin for icon
also ikon, 1570s, "image, figure, representation," from Late Latin icon, from Greek eikon "likeness, image, portrait," related to eikenai "be like, look like," of unknown origin. Eastern Church sense is attested from 1833. Computing sense first recorded 1982.