was wotd|2007|February|22 English
Etymology From AGr. polytonic|Îµá¼´Î´ÏÎ»Î¿Î½ (eidÅlon) "figure,
representation" < polytonic|Îµá¼¶Î´Î¿Ï (eidos) "sight" <
polytonic|Îµá¼´Î´Ï (eidÅ) "I see" .
Pronunciation italbrac|RP IPA|/aÉª'dÉÊlÉn/ italbrac|US
IPA|/aÉª'doÊlÉn/ audio|en-us-eidolon.ogg|Audio (US)
#*1936, Henry Miller, Black Spring: #*:As a species it is extinct; as an eidolon it retains its corporeality â but only if maintained in a state of equipoise. #*2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007,
p.697: #*:Kit was sitting up staring into the dark at this eidolon, inelegantly turned out contrary to a whole raft of public-decency statutes, which had come monitory and breathing in to violate Kit's insomnia.