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.
Imago is a term that originated in psychoanalysis but migrated into popular usage in the 20th Century.
- Ferdinand Magellan: explorer set sail from southern Spain to circumnavigate the globe (1519)
- Victor Emmanuel II: seized the Papal States from the French; later he became the first king of modern Italy (1870)
- civil rights: Mississippi governor Ross Barnett personally blocked the entrance of African-American James Meredith to the University of Mississippi; Meredith did end up attending (1962)
- Battle of the Sexes tennis match: Billie Jean King won against Bobby Riggs, who had said women couldn't stand the pressure of the game; 30,000 attended and millions watched on TV (1973)
- Upton Sinclair 1878
- Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton 1890
- Chuck Dressen 1898
- Elliot Nugent 1899
- Peg Phillips 1918
- Gogi Grant 1924
- James Galanos 1924
- Matthew Nelson 1967