英 ['aɪkɒn; -k(ə)n]
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- icon:  The etymological idea underlying icon is of ‘similarity’. It comes via Latin īcōn from Greek eikón, which was derived from a prehistoric base meaning ‘be like’. From ‘likeness, similarity’, eikón progressed semantically via ‘image’ to ‘portrait, picture’. That was the general sense in which English acquired the word (‘The Icon, or forme of the same birde, I have caused thus to bee figured’, John Bossewell, Workes of Armorie 1572), and it was not until the early 19th century that the particular application to a ‘sacred portrait in the Eastern Orthodox church’ entered the language.
- icon (n.)
- also ikon, 1570s, "image, figure, representation," from Late Latin icon, from Greek eikon "likeness, image, portrait," related to eikenai "be like, look like," of unknown origin. Eastern Church sense is attested from 1833. Computing sense first recorded 1982.
- 1. Double click on the icon to open the file.
- 2. Click the square icon again to minimize the window.
- 3. Only Marilyn has proved as enduring a fashion icon.
- 4. Click on the printer icon with the mouse.
- 5. They found an icon in the monastery.
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