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Architype vs. Archetype

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Architypenoun

misspelling of archetype

Archetypenoun

An original model of which all other similar concepts, objects, or persons are merely copied, derivative, emulated, or patterned; a prototype.

Archetypenoun

An ideal example of something; a quintessence.

Archetypenoun

(literature) A character, object, or story that is based on a known character, object, or story.

Archetypenoun

(psychology) According to Swiss psychologist Carl Jung: a universal pattern of thought, present in an individual's unconscious, inherited from the past collective experience of humanity.

Archetypenoun

(textual criticism) A original manuscript of a text from which all further copies derive.

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Archetypeverb

To depict as, model using, or otherwise associate an object or subject with an archetype.

Archetypenoun

The original pattern or model of a work; or the model from which a thing is made or formed.

‘The House of Commons, the archetype of all the representative assemblies which now meet.’; ‘Types and shadows of that glorious archetype that was to come into the world.’;

Archetypenoun

The standard weight or coin by which others are adjusted.

Archetypenoun

The plan or fundamental structure on which a natural group of animals or plants or their systems of organs are assumed to have been constructed; as, the vertebrate archetype.

Archetypenoun

an original model on which something is patterned

Archetypenoun

a very typical example of a certain person or thing

‘he was the archetype of the old-style football club chairman’;

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Archetypenoun

an original which has been imitated; a prototype

‘an instrument which was the archetype of the early flute’;

Archetypenoun

(in Jungian theory) a primitive mental image inherited from the earliest human ancestors, and supposed to be present in the collective unconscious.

Archetypenoun

a recurrent symbol or motif in literature, art, or mythology

‘mythological archetypes of good and evil’;

Archetype

The concept of an archetype (; from Greek: ἄρχω, árkhō, 'to begin' + τῠ́πος, túpos, 'sort, type') appears in areas relating to behavior, historical psychology, and literary analysis. An archetype can be: a statement, pattern of behavior, prototype, form, or a main model that other statements, patterns of behavior, and objects copy, emulate, or into.

‘first’; ‘merge’;

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