- archetype ► NOUN 1) a very typical example. 2) an original model. 3) a recurrent motif in literature or art.DERIVATIVES archetypal adjective archetypical adjective.ORIGIN Greek arkhetupon, from arkhe- 'primitive' + tupos 'a model' .
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Archetypical — Ar che*typ ic*al, a. Relating to an archetype; archetypal. [1913 Webster] || … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
archetypical — [[t]ɑ͟ː(r)kɪtɪ̱pɪk(ə)l[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Archetypical means the same as archetypal. ...an archetypical BBC voice … English dictionary
archetypical — adjective see archetype … New Collegiate Dictionary
archetypical — See archetypal. * * * … Universalium
archetypical — adjective In the way of an archetype, in the way of an idealized model or most representative. Syn: archetypic, archetypal … Wiktionary
archetypical — Synonyms and related words: antitypic, archetypal, archetypic, classic, consummate, developed, exemplary, expert, finished, fully developed, masterful, masterly, mature, matured, model, perfected, polished, proficient, prototypal, prototypic,… … Moby Thesaurus
archetypical — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Having the nature of, constituting, or serving as a type: archetypal, archetypic, classic, classical, model, paradigmatic, prototypal, prototypic, prototypical, quintessential, representative, typic, typical. See… … English dictionary for students
archetypical — adj. having the characteristics of an archetype (original pattern, prototype, paradigm) … English contemporary dictionary
archetypical — ar·che·typ·i·cal … English syllables
archetypical — adjective representing or constituting an original type after which other similar things are patterned archetypal patterns she was the prototypal student activist • Syn: ↑archetypal, ↑prototypal, ↑prototypic, ↑prototypical • Similar to: ↑ … Useful english dictionary