Eidola

eidolon

[ahy-doh-luhn]
noun, plural eidola [ahy-doh-luh] , eidolons.
1.
a phantom; apparition.
2.
an ideal.

Origin:
1820–30; see idol

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eidolon (aɪˈdəʊlɒn)
 
n , pl -la, -lons
1.  an unsubstantial image; apparition; phantom
2.  an ideal or idealized figure
 
[C19: from Greek: phantom, idol]

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eidolon
1828, from Gk. eidolon (see idol).
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