Imago meaning

ĭ-māgō, ĭ-mä-
An often idealized image of a person, usually a parent, formed in childhood and persisting unconsciously into adulthood.
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An insect in its sexually mature adult stage after metamorphosis.
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An insect in its final, adult, reproductive stage, generally having wings.
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An insect in its sexually mature adult stage after metamorphosis.
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An often idealized image of a person, usually a parent, formed in childhood and persisting unconsciously into adulthood.
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An insect in its sexually mature adult stage after metamorphosis.
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The final developmental stage of an insect after undergoing metamorphosis.

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An idealised concept of a loved one, formed in childhood and retained unaltered in adult life.
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Origin of imago

  • Latin imāgō imāgin- image aim- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin imāgō.

    From Wiktionary