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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ectype  \Ec"type\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  ectype.  See  {Ectypal}.] 
  1.  (Classical  Arch[ae]ol.) 
  a  A  copy,  as  in  pottery,  of  an  artist's  original  work 
  b  A  work  sculptured  in  relief,  as  a  cameo,  or  in 
  bas-relief  (in  this  sense  used  loosely). 
  2.  A  copy  from  an  original;  a  type  of  something  that  has 
  previously  existed. 
  Some  regarded  him  [Klopstock]  as  an  ectype  of  the 
  ancient  prophets.  --Eng.  Cyc.  .