noun \ī-ˈdō-lən\
plural ei·do·lons\-lənz\ or ei·do·la\-lə\

Definition of EIDOLON

:  an unsubstantial image :  phantom
:  ideal

Examples of EIDOLON

  1. <an industrialist who remains an eidolon of the visionary and ambitious self-made man>

Origin of EIDOLON

Greek eidōlon — more at idol
First Known Use: 1828


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