archetypal

[ahr-ki-tahy-puhl]
adjective
of or having the nature of an archetype, or original model or prototype: an archetypal evil stepmother.
Sometimes, archetypical [ahr-ki-tip-i-kuhl] , archetypic.


Origin:
archetyp(e) + -al1

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archetypal or archetypical (ˌɑːkɪˈtaɪpəl, ˌɑːkɪˈtɪpɪkəl)
 
adj
1.  perfect or typical as a specimen of something
2.  being an original model or pattern or a prototype
3.  psychoanal of or relating to Jungian archetypes
4.  constantly recurring as a symbol or motif in literature, painting, etc
 
archetypical or archetypical
 
adj
 
archetypally or archetypical
 
adv
 
archetypically or archetypical
 
adv

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archetypal
1640s, from L. archetypum (see archetype) + -al (1). Jungian sense is from 1923.
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Example sentences
They were personal and poetic, individual testimonies and archetypal situations
  from a culture that had long been marginalized.
Not even oil, the archetypal industrial commodity, quite conforms to the
  super-cycle theory.
The former is concerned with long term archetypal interests of the individual
  and the species.
Apple, of course, is the archetypal emotional brand.
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