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eidolon

[ahy-doh-luh n] /aɪˈdoʊ lən/
noun, plural eidola
[ahy-doh-luh] /aɪˈdoʊ lə/ (Show IPA),
eidolons.
1.
a phantom; apparition.
2.
an ideal.
Origin of eidolon
1820-1830
1820-30; see idol
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  • She was laughing now, but with all the gay coquetry of youth, not merely the eidola of her own.

    Mrs. Balfame Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
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eidolon

/aɪˈdəʊlɒn/
noun (pl) -la (-lə), -lons
1.
an unsubstantial image; apparition; phantom
2.
an ideal or idealized figure
Word Origin
C19: from Greek: phantom, idol
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Word Origin and History for eidola

eidolon

n.

1828, from Greek eidolon (see idol).

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