Idolum
Idolum I*do"lum, Idolon I*do"lon, n.; pl. {Idola}. [L. See {Idol}; cf. {Eidolon}.] Appearance or image; a phantasm; a spectral image; also, a mental image or idea. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • IDOLUM — Graece εἴδωλον, ἀπὸ τοῦ εἴδειν, quod Numinis forma illa oculis visenda repraesentetur, cui qui exhibetur cultus Idololatria dicitur. Atque hac notione vox Latinis Patribus satis trita est, vide inprimis Tertullian. de Idol. l. c. 3. et 4.… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • idolum —    Idolum is Latin for shade, ghost, spectre. The term is used in the older literature to denote a false idea, illusion, or hallucination.    References    Campbell, R.J. (1996). Psychiatric dictionary. Seventh edition. Oxford: Oxford University… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • idolum — noun a) An insubstantial image; a spectre or phantom b) A misconception or fallacy …   Wiktionary

  • idolum — ido·lum …   English syllables

  • idolum —   n. (pl. la) phantom; fallacy …   Dictionary of difficult words

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  • Idola — Idolum I*do lum, Idolon I*do lon, n.; pl. {Idola}. [L. See {Idol}; cf. {Eidolon}.] Appearance or image; a phantasm; a spectral image; also, a mental image or idea. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Idolon — Idolum I*do lum, Idolon I*do lon, n.; pl. {Idola}. [L. See {Idol}; cf. {Eidolon}.] Appearance or image; a phantasm; a spectral image; also, a mental image or idea. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • idole — [ idɔl ] n. f. • 1538; ydele 1080; lat. ecclés. idolum, gr. eidôlon « image » 1 ♦ Représentation d une divinité (image, statue), que l on adore comme si elle était la divinité elle même. ⇒ fétiche. Idole de bois, de bronze. Culte des idoles. ⇒… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • BAAL-PEOR sive BELPHEGOR — BAAL PEOR, sive BELPHEGOR cui initiatos Israelitas scribit Moses Numer. c. 25. v. 3. 5. Constat (inquit Seldenus de Dîs Syris Syntagm. l. c. 5.) Moabitarum et Medianitarum fuisse hoc numen, atque idem quod c. eôdem v. 18. etc. c. 31. v. 16. Peor… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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