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archetype
Chief or primary model.

Satan is the archetype of evil.

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archetype (adjective) (not comparable)
A reference to an original model of which all other similar persons, objects, or concepts are derived, copied, patterned, or emulated: Chelsie was considered an archetype writer of children's books.
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archetype (AR ki tighp") (s) (noun), archetypes (pl)
1. An original pattern or model from which copies are made; a prototype: Chrissy was an archetype of great singing, which attracted many devoted students to her.
2. Etymology: from Greek archetypon, from arch, "chief" and typos, "stamp, pattern".

The "ch" in archtype is pronounced as k. So, according to The American Heritage Dictionary, the preferred pronunciation is AR ki tighp". The same k sound is found in "archaic", "archangel", and "archipelago".

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archetype
1. A typical, ideal, or classic example of something.
2. Something that served as the model or pattern for other things of the same type.
3. An original model or type after which other similar things are patterned; a prototype.
4. An ideal example of a type; quintessence: "She was an archetype of the successful educator."
5. In Jungian psychology, an inherited pattern of thought or symbolic imagery derived from the past collective experience and present in the individual unconscious.
6. Etymology: "Original pattern from which copies are made", from 1545, from Latin archetypum, from Greek arkhetypon, "pattern, model"; neuter of the adjective arkhetypos, "first-molded"; from arkhe-, "first" plus typos, "model, type, blow, mark of a blow".

As applied to Jungian psychology in the sense of "pervasive idea" or "image from the collective unconscious" is from 1919.