ectype


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ectype

(ˈɛkˌtaɪp)
n
1. a copy as distinguished from a prototype
2. (Architecture) architect a cast embossed or in relief
[C17: from Greek ektupos worked in relief, from ek- out of + tupos mould; see type]
ectypal adj

ec•type

(ˈɛk taɪp)

n.
a reproduction; copy (opposed to prototype).
[1640–50; appar. < Greek éktypos modeled in relief; see ec-, -type]
ec′ty•pal (-tə pəl, -taɪ-) adj.

ectype

an exact copy. — ectypal, adj.
See also: Copying
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Christianity may be an ectype of its monotheistic harbinger, but in the transition from a religion in which God distinguishes a people to a religion in which no people are distinguished, (69) something fundamental was lost.
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