eidolon

play
noun ei·do·lon \ī-ˈdō-lən\

Definition of eidolon

plural

eidolons

play \ī-ˈdō-lənz\ or

eidola

play \ī-ˈdō-lə\
  1. 1 :  an unsubstantial image :  phantom

  2. 2 :  ideal

Examples of eidolon in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of eidolon

Greek eidōlon — more at idol


First Known Use: 1828


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