What does antitype mean?

antitype meaning in General Dictionary

that which the kind may be the design or representation that which is represented because of the kind or image

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  • a person or thing represented or foreshadowed by an early on kind or expression; particularly a figure or occasion in the New-Testament having a counterpart inside Old-Testament
  • an opposite or contrasting kind
  • compared to which the type could be the pattern or representation; what is represented by the kind or symbol.

antitype meaning in Etymology Dictionary

additionally anti-type, 1610s, from Greek antitypos "corresponding in form," virtually "struck right back, responding as an impact to a die," from anti- (see anti-) + typos "a blow, mark" (see kind (letter.)).


antitype meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) That of that the kind could be the pattern or representation; what is represented by the type or symbol.


Sentence Examples with the word antitype

Early Christian tradition is unanimous on this side; either the 14th is mentioned, or the Crucifixion is made the antitype of the slaughter of the Paschal Lamb (and the Resurrection of the first fruits), in the following authorities anterior to A.D.

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