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archetype

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of ARCHETYPE

1
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)
2
something from which copies are made <Beowulf is considered by some scholars to be the archetype for medieval British heroic tales>

April 26, 2015
rococo Hear it
excessively ornate or intricate
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