Etymology

1. imago

noun. an adult insect produced after metamorphosis.

Etymology

  • imago (Latin)

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2. imago

noun. (psychoanalysis) an idealized image of someone (usually a parent) formed in childhood.

Synonyms

  • image
  • epitome
  • paradigm

Etymology

  • imago (Latin)

Example sentences of the word imago


1. Noun, singular or mass
Aristotle coined the term "imago" to describe what we would call a simile.

2. Adjective
The caterpillar period lasts about two weeks, and the rest of the lifespan of the insect once in imago stage is only about two to six weeks in the first three generations in any given summer.

3. Adverb
In Aristotle’s "Rhetoric," he defined imago as the practice of describing something through a comparison to something else.

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