Definition of ARCHETYPE

something belonging to an earlier time from which something else was later developed <the abacus is sometimes cited as the archetype of the modern digital calculator>
Antonyms descendant (also descendent)
something from which copies are made <Beowulf is considered by some scholars to be the archetype for medieval British heroic tales>

March 27, 2015
quiescent Hear it
Tranquilly at rest or causing no trouble
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