archetypus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀρχέτυπος (arkhétupos, first-moulded), from ἀρχή (arkhḗ, first, origin ) + τύπος (túpos, sort, type, press).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

archetypus m (feminine archetypa, neuter archetypum); first/second declension

  1. archtypical, original
    • 1611, Johannes Kepler, Strena seu De Niva Sexangula, p. 10:
      Hic illi archetypus a creatore impressus est.
      Here this original (pattern) was impressed by the creator.

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative archetypus archetypa archetypum archetypī archetypae archetypa
genitive archetypī archetypae archetypī archetypōrum archetypārum archetypōrum
dative archetypō archetypae archetypō archetypīs archetypīs archetypīs
accusative archetypum archetypam archetypum archetypōs archetypās archetypa
ablative archetypō archetypā archetypō archetypīs archetypīs archetypīs
vocative archetype archetypa archetypum archetypī archetypae archetypa

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

archetypus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879