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EtymologyEdit

From Latin icon, from Ancient Greek εἰκών (eikṓn, likeness, image, portrait). Eastern Orthodox Church sense is attested from 1833. Computing sense first recorded in 1982.

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icon (plural icons)

A religious icon
  1. An image, symbol, picture, or other representation usually as an object of religious devotion.
  2. A religious painting, often done on wooden panels.
  3. A person or thing that is the best example of a certain profession or some doing.
    That man is an icon in the business; he personifies loyalty and good business sense.
  4. A small picture which represents something (such as an icon on a computer screen which when clicked performs some function.)
  5. (linguistics) A type of noun whereby the form reflects and is determined by the referent; onomatopoeic words are necessarily all icons. See also symbol and index.
  6. Pictual representations of files, programs and folders on a computer.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek εἰκών (eikṓn, likeness, image, portrait).

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NounEdit

īcon f (genitive īconis); third declension

  1. an image
  2. (later Latin): icon (religious painting)

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative īcon īconēs
genitive īconis īconum
dative īconī īconibus
accusative īconem īconēs
ablative īcone īconibus
vocative īcon īconēs

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