Borrowed from Latin īdōlum, from Ancient Greek εἴδωλον (eídōlon). Used in German chiefly since the 18th century, before that occasionally as an ad-hoc borrowing from the Latin.
Idol n (strong, genitive Idoles or Idols, plural Idole)
- (religion) idol
- Synonyms: Abgott, Götze, Götzenbild
- (figurative) idol
- Synonym: Vorbild
Declension of Idol [neuter, strong]