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.
pdf), as was previously used for Eidolon helvum bat serum in a Bio-Plex serologic assay (12).
En relacion con lo anterior, el stencil funciona como Spectrum en terminos de Barthes: "aquello que es fotografiado es el blanco, el referente, una especie de pequeno simulacro, de eidolon emitido por el objeto, que yo llamaria de buen grado el Spectrum de la fotografia porque esta palabra mantiene a traves de su raiz una relacion con espectaculo y le anade ese algo terrible que hay en toda fotografia: el retorno de lo muerto" (Barthes, La camara lucida 185).
A representacao pelo ator das palavras deixadas por escrito pelo autor confere a enunciacao dramatica a aparencia de um discurso feito pelo eidolon [espectro] de Francois Villon--no corpo morto, mas viva a alma.
Marrying the Greek roots para-(beside, alongside--but, in this case, faulty or wrong) and eidolon (image, form, shape, representation), the term's etymology itself suggests a haunted mirror image.
When a coyote dies, its ghost flies over the landscape until it finds a living member of its species and listens to its aria; if the eidolon is pleased, it attaches itself to the soloist for the remainder of the singer's mortal life.
Idolatry: Idolatry is derived from the Greek word eidoloatria or eidolon which means the worship of image, figure or shape, usually copied from the real thing (Harper, 2009; Kano, 2014).
I followed the directions to set up the Eidolon in about 10 minutes.
while her eidolon, fashioned by Hera, went to Troy and became the object
Drawing on Lacan's theorsisation of the father and subsequent anxiety this figure can cause, the writers use the symbol of the eidolon to signify the ghost of the father.
No es un eikon (icono), una simple herramienta representativa que permite aprehender una supuesta realidad exterior, la divinidad, sino un eidolon (idolo), materialidad visual, sonora, tactil, gustativa u olfativa que coincide con lo que se quiere representar.