eidolon

noun
ei·​do·​lon | \ī-ˈdō-lən \
plural eidolons\ī-​ˈdō-​lənz \ or eidola\ī-​ˈdō-​lə \

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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