imago

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin imāgō.

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imago ‎(plural imagines or imagos or imagoes)

  1. (entomology) The final developmental stage of an insect after undergoing metamorphosis.
    • 1973, Patrick O'Brian, HMS Surprise
      ‘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?’
  2. (psychology) 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 U2.[1] — The Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn has had an important influence upon the image of the band [U2].
  2. (biology) imago: the full grown form of an insect.

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(1) * image


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Noun[edit]

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

  1. imagination

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *imā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eym- ‎(to imitate). Cognate with imitor, aemulus, Sanskrit यम ‎(yamá, pair, twin), Old English emn, efn ‎(equal, level, even). More at even.

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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
  9. (art) depiction

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

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

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References[edit]

  • imago in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • imago in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • IMAGO in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • imago in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • an echo: vocis imago, or simply imago
    • creatures of the imagination: rerum imagines
    • to conceive an ideal: singularem quandam perfectionis imaginem animo concipere
    • to sketch the ideal of an orator: imaginem perfecti oratoris adumbrare
  • imago in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin