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EtymologyEdit

From Old French idole, from Latin idolum, from Ancient Greek εἴδωλον (eídōlon, image, idol), from εἶδος (eîdos, form).

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idol (plural idols)

  1. A graven image or representation of anything that is revered, or believed to convey spiritual power.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 2, in The Celebrity:
      Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke. He was dressed out in broad gaiters and bright tweeds, like an English tourist, and his face might have belonged to Dagon, idol of the Philistines.
    • 1911 The Green Eye of the Little Yellow God, J. Milton Hayes:
      There's a one-eyed yellow idol to the north of Kathmandu, There's a little marble cross below the town; There's a broken-hearted woman tends the grave of Mad Carew, And the Yellow God forever gazes down.
  2. A cultural icon, or especially popular person.
  3. (Asia, originally Japan) Popular entertainer; usually young, captivating, attractive; and often female, with an image of being close to fans.
  4. (obsolete) An eidolon or phantom; something misleading or elusive.

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idol n (singular definite idolet, plural indefinite idoler)

  1. idol

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PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈi.dɔl/
  • (file)

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idol m pers (feminine idolka)

  1. idol (cultural icon)

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Greek είδωλο (eídolo), partially through the intermediate of Old Church Slavonic идолъ (idolŭ). Compare Aromanian idul, Serbo-Croatian idol.

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idol m (plural idoli)

  1. idol
  2. pagan divinity
  3. (popular) demon

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ǐdoːl/
  • Hyphenation: i‧dol

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ìdōl m (Cyrillic spelling ѝдо̄л)

  1. idol

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