ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,

Monday word: eidolon

eidolon (ī-dō′lən) noun
1. An unsubstantial image; a phantom.
2. An ideal or idealized figure.

Etymolgy:  Greek, from eidos, form, shape.

Not to be confused with the Eidelons from the Farscape TV series.  Although I wouldn't be surprised if the similarity were intentional.
Tags: e, greek, noun, wordsmith: ersatz_read

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