Monday, September 20, 2010

Word of the Day: imago

Today's word of the day:

imago \ih-MAH-goh\, noun:

1. An idealized concept of a loved one, formed in childhood and retained unaltered in adult life.
2. Entomology. An adult insect.

Example: "She pictured him retaining, year after year, her imago in his heart, as strongly as his was impressed upon her own at that moment."
-- Ellen Wallace, King's Cope: a novel

I don't know why, but I just really liked this word today. I guess it just has such a romantic quality.

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