Words I Love 018 – Iconic

Here’s my latest favourite word…

iconic

ʌɪˈkɒnɪk/

adjective

adjective: iconic
  1. 1.
    relating to or of the nature of an icon.
    “he became an iconic figure for directors around the world”
  2. 2.
    (of a classical Greek statue) depicting a victorious athlete in a conventional style.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin iconicus, from Greek eikonikos, from eikōn ‘likeness, image’.
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