2. Something that served as the model or pattern for other things of the same type.
3. An original model or type after which other similar things are patterned; a prototype.
4. An ideal example of a type; quintessence: "She was an archetype of the successful educator."
5. In Jungian psychology, an inherited pattern of thought or symbolic imagery derived from the past collective experience and present in the individual unconscious.
6. Etymology: "Original pattern from which copies are made", from 1545, from Latin archetypum, from Greek arkhetypon, "pattern, model"; neuter of the adjective arkhetypos, "first-molded"; from arkhe-, "first" plus typos, "model, type, blow, mark of a blow".
As applied to Jungian psychology in the sense of "pervasive idea" or "image from the collective unconscious" is from 1919.
Satan is the archetype of evil.
2. Etymology: from Greek archetypon, from arch, "chief" and typos, "stamp, pattern".
The "ch" in archtype is pronounced as k. So, according to The American Heritage Dictionary, the preferred pronunciation is AR ki tighp". The same k sound is found in "archaic", "archangel", and "archipelago".