Origin of archetype
Examples from the Web for archetype
The calavera, or decorated skull, is an archetype of Mexican popular culture.
Roll Royce—you would expect nothing less from such a British archetype, right?
I believe an archetype was born in those years, that of the doughty British woman—proud, opinionated, but with a heart of gold.
Every episode ended with a heartfelt PSA, every character was an archetype, and every scene presented a new teenaged dilemma.
The Big Man in the Middle endures as an archetype, largely because he was so much of what first made basketball unique.
We do not know what is the archetype of substance, and of the substance itself we are acquainted only with its attributes.A History of Philosophy in Epitome|Albert Schwegler
Of all blind stultified "royal sluggards" she is the archetype.Our Androcentric Culture, or The Man Made World|Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The reason of the beauty in nature is the archetype of the beauty of the (bodily) organism.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 2|Plotinos (Plotinus)
With the tabernacle of Moses the temple of King Solomon is closely connected: the one was the archetype of the other.The Symbolism of Freemasonry|Albert G. Mackey
It is true Geoffroy does not refer to this "Archetype" in so many words, but it must always have been vaguely present in his mind.Form and Function|E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
British Dictionary definitions for archetype
Word Origin for archetype
Word Origin and History for archetype
"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.
Medicine definitions for archetype
Culture definitions for archetype
An original model after which other similar things are patterned. In the psychology of Carl Jung, archetypes are the images, patterns, and symbols (see also symbol) that rise out of the collective unconscious and appear in dreams, mythology, and fairy tales.