Origin of archetype
Examples from the Web for archetypes
Sure, the characters are more like archetypes than human beings.‘The Counselor’ & How Cormac McCarthy Beat the Hollywood Curse|Andrew Romano|October 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The archetypes of evil Bond vanquishes are all world-class crooks.James Bond is Back But is He Any Good without Fleming?|Robert McCrum|October 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As we become adults, we have this need to marginalize youth and make them into archetypes.‘The Cabin in the Woods’ Spoilers: Drew Goddard Speaks Freely|Maria Elena Fernandez|April 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
For whatever reason, I think about that a lot—two American archetypes.
Ask a liberal to describe a “crazy Republican,” and their description is likely to fit one of two archetypes.
They are transcripts, types—the archetypes are in us, and eternal.Human Animals|Frank Hamel
Longhi speaks of him as "most unfaithful to his archetypes," and, "whatever the originals, being always Bartolozzi."The Best Portraits in Engraving|Charles Sumner
But the concepts of our pure Reason have as their archetypes this Reason itself and are therefore subjective, not objective.A Commentary to Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'|Norman Kemp Smith
All terrestrial things are images of the celestial; and all celestial have their archetypes in the Empyrean.The Magic of the Middle Ages|Viktor Rydberg
It is these archetypes of divinity, real or fancied, which give to love all that is enduring.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI|John Lord
British Dictionary definitions for archetypes
Word Origin for archetype
Word Origin and History for archetypes
"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 archetypes
Culture definitions for archetypes
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.