1) To form a mental image of (something not actually present to the senses).
M.E. imaginen, from M.Fr. imaginer "sculpt, carve, paint; decorate," from L. imaginari "to form a mental picture, picture to oneself, imagine," from imago "an image, a likeness," from stem of imitari "to copy, imitate" (from PIE root *aim- "to copy").
Vinârdan, from vin, short for vine, → image, + ârdan, short for âvardan "to bring; to cause, produce" (Mid.Pers. âwurtan, âvaritan; Av. ābar- "to bring; to possess," from prefix ā- + Av./O.Pers. bar- "to bear, carry," bareθre "to bear (infinitive)," bareθri "a female that bears (children), a mother;" Mod.Pers. bordan "to carry;" Skt. bharati "he carries;" Gk. pherein; L. fero "to carry").