Antitype meaning

ăntĭ-tīp
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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.
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The person or thing represented or foreshadowed by an earlier type or symbol.
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Something that is symbolized or represented by a type.
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An opposite or contrasting type.
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An opposite type.
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Origin of antitype

  • Medieval Latin antitypus from Late Greek antitupos copy, antitype from Greek corresponding, representing anti- equal to, like anti– tupos print, impression

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek ἀντίτυπος (antitupos).

    From Wiktionary