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archetypes

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plural of archetype

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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

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

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“Archetypes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/archetypes. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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