antitype

noun

an·​ti·​type
ˈantə̇ˌtīp,
-tē- also -(ˌ)tī-,
ˈaan-
1
a
: something that corresponds to or is foreshadowed in a type
b
: an opposite type
2

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin antitypus (from Late Greek antitypos) or New Latin antitypum, from Late Greek antitypon; both from Greek, masculine & neuter of antitypos repelled by a hard body, corresponding to a die, from antitypoun to strike against, from anti- anti- entry 1 + typoun to stamp, from typos blow, mark of a blow, mold

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“Antitype.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antitype. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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