imago

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From Latin imāgō.

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imago (plural imagines)

  1. The final developmental stage of an insect after undergoing metamorphosis.
    • 1973: ‘But still,’ he said to himself, drawing the metamorphoses of a red admiral, egg, caterpillar, chrysalis and imago on his pad, ‘what shall I say to him when we meet?’ — Patrick O'Brian, HMS Surprise
  2. An idealised concept of a loved one, formed in childhood and retained unaltered in adult life.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin imago.

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imago n (plural imago's, diminutive imagootje n)

  1. image
    De Nederlandse fotograaf Anton Corbijn heeft een belangrijke invloed gehad op het imago van de band.[1] — The Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn has had an important influence upon the image of the band [U2].

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imago (accusative singular imagon, plural imagoj, accusative plural imagojn)

  1. imagination

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *aim-, *aiem-, *iem- (similarity, resemblance). Cognate with Sanskrit यम (yamá, pair, twin), Old English emn, efn (equal, level, even). More at even.

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Noun[edit]

imāgō f (genitive imāginis); third declension

  1. image, imitation, likeness, statue, representation
  2. ancestral image
  3. ghost, apparition
  4. semblance, appearance, shadow
  5. echo
  6. conception, thought
  7. reminder
  8. (rhetoric) comparison

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative imāgō imāginēs
genitive imāginis imāginum
dative imāginī imāginibus
accusative imāginem imāginēs
ablative imāgine imāginibus
vocative imāgō imāginēs

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