From an unused root meaning to shade; a phantom, that is, (figuratively) illusion, resemblance; hence a representative figure, especially an idol
KJV Usage: image, vain shew.
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions
1. image a. images (of tumours, mice, heathen gods) b. image, likeness (of resemblance) c. mere, empty, image, semblance (fig.)
Origin: from an unused root meaning to shade
Parts of Speech: Noun Masculine