- the person or thing represented or foreshadowed by an earlier type or symbol
- an opposite type
Origin of antitypeLate Latin antitypus ; from Late Greek antitypos ; from Gr, resembling, corresponding to + typos, figure: see type
- One that is foreshadowed by or identified with an earlier symbol or type, such as a figure in the New Testament who has a counterpart in the Old Testament.
- An opposite or contrasting type.
Origin of antitypeMedieval Latin antitypus, from Late Greek antitupos, copy, antitype, from Greek, corresponding, representing : anti-, equal to, like; see anti– + tupos, print, impression.
- Something that is symbolized or represented by a type.
From Ancient Greek ἀντίτυπος (antitupos).