A phantom; an apparition.
An image without real existence; phantom; apparition.
An ideal person or thing.
An image of an ideal.
Origin of eidolon
- Greek eidōlon from eidos form weid- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek εἴδωλον (eidōlon, “figure, representation”), from εἶδος (eidos, “sight”), from εἴδω (eidō, “I see”).