ei·​do·​lon | \ ī-ˈdō-lən How to pronounce eidolon (audio) \
plural eidolons\ ī-​ˈdō-​lənz How to pronounce eidolons (audio) \ or eidola\ ī-​ˈdō-​lə How to pronounce eidola (audio) \

Definition of eidolon

1 : an unsubstantial image : phantom
2 : ideal

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Examples of eidolon in a Sentence

an industrialist who remains an eidolon of the visionary and ambitious self-made man

First Known Use of eidolon

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for eidolon

Greek eidōlon — more at idol

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The first known use of eidolon was in 1828

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“Eidolon.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eidolon. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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to state or do over again or repeatedly

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