In psychology, an archetype is the innate knowledge, images, or ways of thinking that are inherited from ancestors.(noun)
An event that might be an archetype is birth.
The definition of an archetype is the first of its kind and the basis for all to follow it.(noun)
An example of an archetype is Frankenstein whose character influenced many future characters of horror books and movies.
See archetype in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L archetypus < Gr archetypon < archos (see arch-) + typos (see type)
See archetype in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin archetypum
Origin: , from Greek arkhetupon
Origin: , from
Origin: neuter of arkhetupos, original
Origin: : arkhe-, arkhi-, archi-
Origin: + tupos, model, stamp.
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