Eidolon definition

ī-dōlən
A phantom; an apparition.
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An image without real existence; phantom; apparition.
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An ideal person or thing.
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An image of an ideal.
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An image or representation of an idea; a representation of an ideal form; an apparition of some actual or imaginary entity, or of some aspect of reality.
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A phantom, a ghost or elusive entity.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
eidolon
Plural:
eidla, eidlons, eidola, eidolons

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”).

    From Wiktionary