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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Perhaps from a Proto-Indo-European *weyk-, although no certain cognates exist outside of Greek. Compare εἰκῇ ‎(eikēî) and ἔοικα ‎(éoika).

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

εἰκών ‎(eikṓnf ‎(genitive εἰκόνος); third declension

  1. figure, image, likeness, portrait
  2. image in a mirror, reflection
  3. personal description
  4. similitude, semblance, phantom
  5. pattern, archetype

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill
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