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antetype

[an-tee-tahyp] /ˈæn tiˌtaɪp/
noun
1.
an earlier form; prototype.
Origin of antetype
1605-1615
1605-15; ante- + type
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  • The spirit inherited from some remote Hambletonian antetype flames in his nostrils.

  • As he learnt to see through Nature to her antetype, so he learnt to see through physical beauty.

    William Blake Charles Gardner
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antetype

/ˈæntɪˌtaɪp/
noun
1.
an earlier form; prototype
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