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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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