ar·che·type /ˈɑrkɪˌtaɪp/ 名詞
1. The original pattern or model of a work; or the model from which a thing is made or formed.
The House of Commons, the archetype of all the representative assemblies which now meet. --Macaulay.
Types and shadows of that glorious archetype that was to come into the world. --South.
2. Coinage The standard weight or coin by which others are adjusted.
3. Biol. The plan or fundamental structure on which a natural group of animals or plants or their systems of organs are assumed to have been constructed; as, the vertebrate archetype.
n : an original model on which something is patterned [syn: original,