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archetypal


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Archetypal  \Ar"che*ty`pal\,  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  an  archetype;  consisting  a  model  (real  or 
  ideal)  or  pattern;  original.  ``One  archetypal  mind.'' 
  --Gudworth. 
 
  Note:  Among  Platonists,  the  archetypal  world  is  the  world  as 
  it  existed  as  an  idea  of  God  before  the  creation. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  archetypal 
  adj  :  representing  or  constituting  an  original  type  after  which 
  other  similar  things  are  patterned;  "archetypal 
  patterns";  "she  was  the  prototypal  student  activist" 
  [syn:  {archetypical},  {prototypal},  {prototypic},  {prototypical}] 




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