What does archetypal mean?

archetypal meaning in General Dictionary

Of or pertaining to an archetype consisting a model genuine or perfect or design original

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  • representing or constituting an authentic type and after that various other similar things tend to be patterned
  • Of or related to an archetype; consisting a model (real or perfect) or structure; initial.

archetypal meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1640s, from Latin archetypum (see archetype) + -al (1). Jungian good sense is from 1923.


archetypal meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Of or regarding an archetype; consisting a model (genuine or perfect) or design; original.


Sentence Examples with the word archetypal

Mahomet seems to have meant these letters for a mystic reference to the archetypal text in heaven.

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