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Definition of Archetype

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original model, original pattern
Archetype Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
Kant Glossary
[L:97] A guide to the use of the understanding. The archetype is "the idea of the universe", and is not a constitutive principle of the empirical use of the understanding, but a regulative principle required "for the sake of the all-pervasive coherence" of the use of our understanding. (A question: is the archertpe supplied by erason?)
Archetype Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The standard weight or coin by which others are adjusted.
  
(n.)
The plan or fundamental structure on which a natural group of animals or plants or their systems of organs are assumed to have been constructed; as, the vertebrate archetype.
  
(n.)
The original pattern or model of a work; or the model from which a thing is made or formed.
  
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archetype
\ar"che*type\ (?r"k&esl;*tīp), n. [l. archetypum, gr. 'arche`typon, fr. 'arche`typos stamped first and as model; 'arche = 'archi + ty`pos stamp, figure, pattern, ty`ptein to strike: cf. f. archétype. see arch-, pref.]
1. the original pattern or model of a work; or the model from which a thing is made or formed. the house of commons, the archetype of all the representative assemblies which now meet. types and shadows of that glorious archetype that was to come into the world.
2. (coinage) the standard weight or coin by which others are adjusted.
3. (biol.) the plan or fundamental structure on which a natural group of animals or plants or their systems of organs are assumed to have been constructed; as, the vertebrate archetype.

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A prototype.
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Cynddelw = n. archetype
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. an original model on which something is patterned
(synonym) original, pilot
(hypernym) model, example
Archetype Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
The concept of an archetype is found in areas relating to behavior, modern psychological theory, and literary analysis. An archetype can be…:
  1. …a statement, pattern of behavior, or prototype which other statements, patterns of behavior, and objects copy or emulate; …
  2. …a Platonic philosophical idea referring to pure forms which embody the fundamental characteristics of a thing; …
  3. …a collectively-inherited unconscious idea, pattern of thought, image, etc., that is universally present in individual psyches, as in Jungian psychology; …
  4. …or a constantly recurring symbol or motif in literature, painting, or mythology (this usage of the term draws from both comparative anthropology and Jungian archetypal theory.

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Archetype Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Rakefet
Archetype {SD 2:36, 737; BCW 14:51}.
Occult101
Symbolic images visualized in dreams, meditation, and divination. Is used in pathworking to communicate with the subconscious.
Book of Shadows
Symbolic imagery seen in visions, dreams, meditation, and mind quests. Used to interpret the meaning of the vision thereby betting understanding and communicating with the subconscious.