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.
The license to show the film was made available to West Chicago Community High School through a grant from Eidolon Films.
"I was just in the shower." I remember that night because it was one of the last nights I could look my son in the eyes and not see a monster, and not see the poverty of my greatest efforts, and not see an eidolon of the child I had lost--and not see the war, that looming war, blanketing over our country like the shadow of some queer, discolored sunlight--I just saw my golden little firefighter, Damon.
In subsequent studies in Gabon, the Congo, Ghana, and Zambia, antibodies were detected in additional frugivorous bat species (Eidolon helvum, Epomophorus gambianus, Rousettus aegyptiacus, Micropteropus pusillus) and 1 insectivorous species (Mops condylurus) (12-16).
In Plato, the Ideas (the paradeigmata) also have the nature of an ousia (an essence), but this is strictly transcendent, it exists in itself, unlike the copies (the eidola), which are connected to the paradeigmata by a process of mimesis, which by definition cannot be perfect --hence the imperfection of the earthly copy (eidolon) and the perfection of the celestial Idea (paradeigma).
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.
As early as 2005, Nature published a news article titled "Fruit bats as reservoirs of Ebola virus," followed by another in 2011 titled "West Africans at risk from bat epidemics." By 2014, Science joined in, asking, "Are Bats Spreading Ebola Across Sub-Saharan Africa?" Meanwhile, an August 2014 National Institutes of Health news release reported that the West African outbreak had been traced back to a two-year-old boy who probably had been infected by contact with a straw-colored fruit bat (Eidolon helvum).
characterize the eidolon (and, by extension, the prior tradition around