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Etymology[]

From Latin icon < Ancient Greek εἰκών (eikōn) "likeness, image, portrait". Eastern Orthodox Church sense is attested from 1833. Computing sense first recorded in 1982.

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

Singular
Icon

Plural
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A religious icon

  1. An image, symbol, picture, or other representation usually as an object of religious devotion.
  2. A religious painting, often done on wooden panels.
  3. A person or thing that is the best example of a certain profession or some doing.
    That man is an icon in the business; he personifies loyalty and good business sense.
  4. A small picture which represents something (such as an icon on a computer screen which when clicked performs some function.)
  5. (linguistics): A type of noun whereby the form reflects and is determined by the referent; onomatopoeic words are necessarily all icons. See also symbol and index.
  6. Pictual representations of files, programs and folders on a computer.

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Anagrams[]

  • cino,
  • cion
  • coin, COIN
  • Nico

Latin[]

Etymology[]

From Ancient Greek εἰκών (eikōn) "likeness, image, portrait".

Noun[]

īcon (genitive īconis); f, third declension

  1. an image
  2. (later Latin): icon (religious painting)

Inflection[]

Number Singular Plural
nominative īcon īconēs
genitive īconis īconum
dative īconī īconibus
accusative īconem īconēs
ablative īcone īconibus
vocative īcon īconēs

Related terms[]

  • iconicus
  • iconismus

et:icon fr:icon io:icon it:icon kn:icon kk:icon la:icon lt:icon hu:icon mr:icon my:icon pl:icon ru:icon simple:icon fi:icon ta:icon te:icon tr:icon vi:icon zh:icon

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