- something that is foreshadowed by a type or symbol, as a New Testament event prefigured in the Old Testament.
Origin of antitype
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Examples from the Web for antitype
She is praised by contrast with the antitype, Thryth, just as Beowulf was praised by contrast with Heremod.Beowulf
The language of Daniel is prophetic, and Darius has in another an antitype.A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)
Augustus de Morgan
A vision of his antitype, the Cowes Philanderer, crossed me for a second.The Riddle of the Sands
For this, also, we can easily see another reason in the Antitype.
In which, again, the type exactly corresponds to the Antitype.
- a person or thing that is foreshadowed or represented by a type or symbol, esp a character or event in the New Testament prefigured in the Old Testament
- an opposite type
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Word Origin and History for antitype
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