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ei·do·lon

 (ī-dō′lən)
n. pl. ei·do·lons or ei·do·la (-lə)
1. A phantom; an apparition.
2. An image of an ideal.

[Greek eidōlon, from eidos, form; see weid- in Indo-European roots.]

eidolon

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

ei•do•lon

(aɪˈdoʊ lən)

n., pl. -la (-lə), -lons.
1. an unreal image; phantom; apparition.
2. an ideal.
[1820–30; see idol]

eidolon

a phantom or apparition.
See also: Ghosts

eidolon

An imprint or image of the body left after death on the astral plane (from the Greek for “image”).
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eidolon

noun
A supernatural being, such as a ghost:
Informal: spook.
Regional: haunt.
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Eidola, Capstan, Andrs, When We Was Kids, Davlin: 7 p.
the eidola, Hadfield (2004: 134) may be right in his hypothesis that Duessa is a metamorphosed "version of Error," just as Mutabilitie is a "transformed version of Duessa.
II) Espectralizaciones, analiza los artificios artisticos cazafantasmas a los que se recure para desmontar estos procesos a traves de tres capitulos; 5) Hotel Overlook, 1921, en donde se recurre a los eidola o imagenes de uno mismo, para crear una sensacion mantenida de suspense o de terror persistente sin fundamento alguno; 6) Los lindes de Cuesta Verde, en donde se generan un gran numero de sorpresas y tension creciente al hacerse presentes los espiritus fantasmales aleatoriamente sin ninguna limitacion de espacio o tiempo, cuando esto ya no es posible; 7) El fantasma de Laura Barns, donde se hacen presentes en las redes sociales los espectros fantasmales cuando constituyen principios radicalmente incompatibles.
Es en la Eneada (Plotino, Eneadas, Sobre la Belleza, I 6) (peri tou kalou), donde deja establecido que la belleza de algo, es fundamentalmente una manifestacion de Formas, eidola cuyo sentido primordial, manifiesto en el plano psiquico, se percibe como la presencia de un grado inteligible de 'participacion en la Unidad' superior del ser, en sentido metafisico.
Por tanto, esta en la traduccion de los Setenta el acto de nacimiento de los eidola que seran condenados a continuacion por la tradicion cristiana griega, los idola contra los que lucharan los apologetas latinos, los "idolos" que constituiran la diana polemica de la cultura cristiana sucesiva, hasta el uso contemporaneo de esta palabra en contextos donde menos nos esperariamos encontrarla (3).
It seems that atomist eidola, like the aporrhoai of the Phaedrus (but probably unlike those of Empedocles) could bear an emotional and ethical charge: see Plutarch, De def.
Haciendo una breve digresion, se puede afirmar que el planteamiento platonico tiene su antecedente mas inmediato en la doctrina de los eidola de Democrito, expuesta tardiamente dentro del marco de la tradicion arcaica.
Plato refers to the appearances the imitator copies and the images the imitator produces as phantoms--phainomena, phantasmata, and eidola.
L'individualita dovrebbe avere confini piu vasti: siamo un'infinita di eidola, di animucule distinte, conflittuali e spesso in lotta tra loro (Manganelli), che si ampliano ad altri fondamentali influssi.
Plato adopted it as a technical term, and as the antithesis to eidola, or sensuous images; the transient and perishable emblems, or mental words, of ideas.
According to Epicurus, "All knowledge derives from sensation, which originates in the eidola effluent from external objects and impinging on sense organs:' These eidola are "clusters of atoms-a sort of 'skins' released from the surface of material objects:' In Epicurus' analogy, skin designates a residue or peel that detaches itself from a body, collides with, and travels into other bodies.
For poetry, their representations are in ignorance and therefore eidola while for the sophist, their constructions are phantastike, that is, semblances that give the impression of being fine when they are not; Belfiore, "A Theory of Imitation in Plato's Republic," 131-2.