G1497 – eidolon – εἴδωλον an idol; lit. a likeness

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noun neuter
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Equip God’s People Greek Lexicon

1) an idol
2) literally: a likeness

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Strong’s Greek Lexicon

from G1491; an image (i.e. for worship); by implication, a heathen god, or (plural) the worship of such:—idol.

Owing to changes in the enumeration while in progress, there were no words left for numbers 2717 and 3203–3302, which were therefore silently dropped out of the vocabulary and references as redundant.

Thayer’s Greek Definitions

1) an image, likeness
1a) i.e. whatever represents the form of an object, either real or imaginary
1b) used of the shades of the departed, apparitions, spectres, phantoms of the mind, etc.
2) the image of an heathen god
3) a false god

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