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, 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. An idealised concept of a loved one, formed in childhood and retained unaltered in adult life.

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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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Noun[edit]

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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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

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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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