archetype


archetype
archetype [är′kə tīp΄]
n.
[L archetypus < Gr archetypon < archos (see ARCH-) + typos (see TYPE)]
1. the original pattern, or model, from which all other things of the same kind are made; prototype
2. a perfect example of a type or group
3. in Jungian psychology, any of several innate ideas or patterns in the psyche, expressed in dreams, art, etc. as certain basic symbols or images
SYN.- MODEL
archetypal [är΄kətīp′əl]
adj.
archetypical [är΄kətip′i kəl]
archetypally
adv.
archetypically

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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