ectype

ectype

[ek-tahyp]
noun
a reproduction; copy (opposed to prototype ).

Origin:
1640–50; < Greek éktyp(os) wrought in relief, equivalent to ek- ec- + týp(os) figure (on a wall) + -os adj. suffix; akin to type

ectypal [ek-tuh-puhl, -tahy-] , adjective
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ectype (ˈɛkˌtaɪp)
 
n
1.  a copy as distinguished from a prototype
2.  architect a cast embossed or in relief
 
[C17: from Greek ektupos worked in relief, from ek- out of + tupos mould; see type]
 
ectypal
 
adj

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