Definition for eikon (2 of 2)
Origin of icon
Examples from the Web for eikon
Madam had composed herself in her easy chair, with the “Eikon Basilike” in her hand.The Maidens' Lodge|Emily Sarah Holt
For all practical purposes, nevertheless, the "Eikon" in Milton's time was the King's book, for everybody thought it so.Life of John Milton|Richard Garnett
The eikon of the Theotokos Hodegetria was, therefore, taken to the Chora to guard the post of danger.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.
Once she put up a candle before the eikon and prayed that Styopa might pass.Reminiscences of Tolstoy|Ilya Tolstoy
British Dictionary definitions for eikon (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for eikon (2 of 2)
Word Origin for icon
Word Origin and History for eikon
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.
Science definitions for eikon
Culture definitions for eikon
An image used in worship in the Eastern Orthodox Church and among other Christians (see also Christian) of similar traditions. Icons depict Jesus, Mary, and the saints, usually in a severe, symbolic, nonrealistic way.