archetype [ ahr-ki-tahyp ] SHOW IPA / ˈɑr kɪˌtaɪp / PHONETIC RESPELLING EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun the original pattern or model from which all things of the same kind are copied or on which they are based; a model or first form; prototype. (in Jungian psychology) a collectively inherited unconscious idea, pattern of thought, image, etc., universally present in individual psyches. Origin of archetype 1595–1605;
an original <
a model, pattern (neuter of
of the first mold, equivalent to
Related forms ar·che·typ·al, ar·che·typ·i·cal , [ahr-ki- tip-i-k uh l] /ˌɑr kɪˈtɪp ɪ kəl/ ar·che·typ·ic, adjective ar·che·typ·al·ly, ar·che·typ·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for archetypally British Dictionary definitions for archetypally noun a perfect or typical specimen an original model or pattern; prototype psychoanal one of the inherited mental images postulated by Jung as the content of the collective unconscious a constantly recurring symbol or motif in literature, painting, etc Word Origin for archetype
C17: from Latin
archetypum an original, from Greek arkhetupon, from arkhetupos first-moulded; see arch-, type
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Word Origin and History for archetypally n.
"original pattern from which copies are made," 1540s, from Latin
archetypum, from Greek arkhetypon "pattern, model, figure on a seal," neuter of adjective arkhetypos "first-moulded," from arkhe- "first" (see archon) + typos "model, type, blow, mark of a blow" (see type). Jungian psychology sense of "pervasive idea or image from the collective unconscious" is from 1919.
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Medicine definitions for archetypally n. An original model or type after which other similar things are patterned. In Jungian psychology, an inherited pattern of thought or symbolic image that is derived from the past collective experience of humanity and is present in the unconscious of the individual. imago Related forms ar′che•typ ( ′al -tī) null null ′pəl adj. ar′che•typ ′i•cal•ly adv.
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