eidolon


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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.
References in classic literature ?
BY a route obscure and lonely, Haunted by ill angels only, Where an Eidolon, named NIGHT, On a black throne reigns upright, I have reached these lands but newly From an ultimate dim Thule - From a wild weird clime that lieth, sublime, Out of SPACE - out of TIME.
Tulliver in particular, as he is represented to be in that eidolon or portrait of him which we have seen to exist in the miller's mind.
Henipavirus-related viruses were identified in another pteropodid species, Eidolon helvum, sampled in Ghana, West Africa.
Anne Karahan discusses the concepts of eikon and eidolon in the Byzantine context and offers a clear-minded comparison between John Damascene's defence of images and that of another important Byzantine iconophile, Theodore of Studion, while Tarald Rasmussen vividly contrasts Luther and Karlstadt's intrinsically fissile approach to images.
One of these is the Eidolon from Raven Concealment.
com)-- Eidolon Designs in Raleigh will once again host “Thirst4Architecture,” a networking event sponsored by North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH) and Emilie Huin/501 Realty, on Thursday, March 5, from 6-8 p.
Chris Glomski is the author of The Nineteenth Century (The Cultural Society, 2011); the chapbook Eidolon (Answer Tag Home Press, 2008); and Transparencies Lifted from Noon (MEB/Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2005).
Priestley argued against the existence of such a vehicle, calling it "nothing more than taking the eidolon of the ancients, or the popular ghost of all countries" and "making it a kind of body to something of which the ancients and the vulgar had no idea.
As I looked at Eidolon, 2009, in the ocean mist, memories of Franz flooded forth.
It is in discussing the precise placing of images in concave mirrors that the Euclidean Catoptrics turns from discussing the visible object to discussing an eidolon.
Spells and the screen-filling Eidolon summons are breathtaking, while a re-worked combat system makes for more fluid battles.
The term Ultrapop Idols was first coined by Gabriele Simongini in his critical essay "The new paganism of the Ultrapop idols" for Porelli's solo show entitled Eidolon, held at Internohentidue Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy in 2008.