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ar·che·type

 (är′kĭ-tīp′)
n.
1. An original model or type after which other similar things are patterned; a prototype: "'Frankenstein' ... 'Dracula' ... 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' ... the archetypes that have influenced all subsequent horror stories" (New York Times).
2. An ideal example of a type; quintessence: an archetype of the successful entrepreneur.
3. In Jungian psychology, an inherited pattern of thought or symbolic imagery derived from past collective experience and present in the individual unconscious.

[Latin archetypum, from Greek arkhetupon, from neuter of arkhetupos, original : arkhe-, arkhi-, archi- + tupos, model, stamp.]

ar′che·typ′al (-tī′pəl), ar′che·typ′ic (-tĭp′ĭk), ar′che·typ′i·cal adj.
ar′che·typ′i·cal·ly adv.
Usage Note: The ch in archetype, and in many other English words of Greek origin such as architect and chorus, represents a transliteration of Greek X (chi), and its standard pronunciation is (k). The pronunciation of ch in these words as (ch) is generally considered incorrect. Notable exceptions in which the ch is in fact pronounced (ch) include words formed by adding the prefix arch- to an existing English word, as in archenemy or archrival, and also words such as archbishop and archdeacon that date back to Old English, having been borrowed directly from Late Latin and Late Greek.

archetype

or

architype

n
1. a perfect or typical specimen
2. an original model or pattern; prototype
3. (Psychoanalysis) psychoanal one of the inherited mental images postulated by Jung as the content of the collective unconscious
4. (Art Terms) a constantly recurring symbol or motif in literature, painting, etc
5. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a constantly recurring symbol or motif in literature, painting, etc
[C17: from Latin archetypum an original, from Greek arkhetupon, from arkhetupos first-moulded; see arch-, type]

ar•che•type

(ˈɑr kɪˌtaɪp)

n.
1. the original pattern or model from which all things of the same kind are copied or on which they are based; prototype.
2. (in Jungian psychology) an inherited unconscious idea, pattern of thought, image, etc., universally present in individual psyches.
[1595–1605; < Latin archetypum < Greek archétypon, neuter of archétypos molded first, archetypal]
ar`che•typ′al (-ˌtaɪ pəl) ar`che•typ′i•cal (-ˈtɪp ɪ kəl) adj.
ar`che•typ′al•ly, ar`che•typ′i•cal•ly, adv.

archetype

Jung used this term to refer to such universal concepts as the “here,” which he saw as part of the collective unconscious—that part of the mind inherited from the experience of previous generations and common to us all.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.archetype - something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies; "this painting is a copy of the original"
example, model - a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example"

archetype

noun prime example, standard, model, original, pattern, classic, ideal, norm, form, prototype, paradigm, exemplar He is the archetype of the successful businessman.

archetype

noun
A first form from which varieties arise or imitations are made:
Translations
arkkityyppimalliesimerkkiperikuva

archetype

[ˈɑːkɪtaɪp] N
1. (= original) → arquetipo m
2. (= epitome) → modelo m, arquetipo m

archetype

[ˈɑːrkɪtaɪp] nprototype m, archétype m

archetype

nArchetyp(us) m (form); (= original, epitome also)Urbild nt, → Urtyp m

archetype

[ˈɑːkɪˌtaɪp] n (original) → archetipo; (epitome) → prototipo

ar·che·type

n. arquetipo, tipo original ideal del que se derivan versiones modificadas.
References in classic literature ?
Tourists in Normandy, Brittany, Maine, and Anjou must all have seen in the capitals of those provinces many houses which resemble more or less that of the Cormons; for it is, in its way, an archetype of the burgher houses in that region of France, and it deserves a place in this history because it serves to explain manners and customs, and represents ideas.
If we suppose that the ancient progenitor, the archetype as it may be called, of all mammals, had its limbs constructed on the existing general pattern, for whatever purpose they served, we can at once perceive the plain signification of the homologous construction of the limbs throughout the whole class.
What appears once in the atmosphere may appear often, and it was undoubtedly the archetype of that familiar ornament.
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Jung expresses his concept of an archetype in a variety of ways, which includes a comparison with Plato's pure forms (Archetypes 75).
The archetype of the high performing financial advisor is that of the achiever.
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