idolum

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

idolum ‎(plural idola)

  1. An insubstantial image; a spectre or phantom.
  2. A mental image or idea.
  3. A misconception or fallacy. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek εἴδωλον(eídōlon, image; idol), from εἶδος(eîdos, form).

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Noun[edit]

īdōlum n ‎(genitive īdōlī); second declension

  1. image, form, especially a spectre, apparition or ghost
  2. (Late Latin, Christianity) idol

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Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative īdōlum īdōla
genitive īdōlī īdōlōrum
dative īdōlō īdōlīs
accusative īdōlum īdōla
ablative īdōlō īdōlīs
vocative īdōlum īdōla

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