idol

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See also: Idol and ídol

English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English ydole, from Old French idole, from Latin idolum, from Ancient Greek εἴδωλον (eídōlon, image, idol), from εἶδος (eîdos, form), from Proto-Indo-European *wéydos (seeing, image), from *weyd- (to see). Doublet of eidolon and idolum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: īʹd(ə)l, IPA(key): /ˈaɪd(ə)l/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪdəl
  • Homophones: idle, idyl(l) (US pronunciation)

Noun[edit]

idol (plural idols)

  1. A graven image or representation of anything that is revered, or believed to convey spiritual power.
  2. A cultural icon, or especially popular person.
  3. (Asia, originally Japan) Popular entertainer; usually young, captivating, attractive; and often female, with an image of being close to fans.
  4. (obsolete) An eidolon or phantom; something misleading or elusive.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Japanese: アイドル (aidoru)

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

idol n (singular definite idolet, plural indefinite idoler)

  1. idol

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

idol

  1. Alternative form of ydole

Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French idole, from Latin īdōlum, from Ancient Greek εἴδωλον (eídōlon, image; idol), from εἶδος (eîdos, form).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

idol m pers (feminine idolka)

  1. idol (cultural icon, especially popular person)

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

idol m inan

  1. idol (representation of anything revered)
    Synonyms: bożek, bałwan

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • idol in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • idol in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek είδωλον (eídōlon), partially through the intermediate of Old Church Slavonic идолъ (idolŭ). Compare Aromanian idul, Serbo-Croatian idol.

Noun[edit]

idol m (plural idoli)

  1. idol
  2. pagan divinity
  3. (popular) demon

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ǐdoːl/
  • Hyphenation: i‧dol

Noun[edit]

ìdōl m (Cyrillic spelling ѝдо̄л)

  1. idol

Declension[edit]


Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English idol.

Noun[edit]

idol m (plural idolau or idoliaid or idolon)

  1. idol

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
idol unchanged unchanged hidol
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “idol”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies