archaeo-, archeo-, archae-, arche-, archa-, archi-, -arch

(Greek: original [first in time], beginning, first cause, origin, ancient, primitive, from the beginning; most basic)

archer
Someone who shoots with a bow and arrow.
archery
1. The art, sport, or skill of shooting with a bow and arrow.
2. The equipment of an archer.
archetypal
Representing or constituting an original type after which other similar things are patterned.

An archetypal example is an idealized model of a person, object, or concept from which similar instances are derived, copied, patterned, or emulated.

archetypally
With reference to the archetype; originally.
archetype
1. A typical, ideal, or classic example of something.
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.

archetypical
Representing or constituting an original type after which other similar things are patterned.
archetypical
Representing or constituting an original type after which other similar things are patterned.
archibenthic
Referring to the bottom of the sea from the edge of the continental shelf to the upper limit of the abyssobenthic zone, at depths of ca. 200 to 1 000 meters.
archidictyon
Numerous thickenings or reticulations (archidictyon) of insect wing membranes between branches.
archive (s) (noun), archives (pl)
1. A place or collection containing records, documents, or other materials of historical interest: Old land deeds are stored in the municipal archives.
2. In computer science: a long-term storage area, often on magnetic tape, for backup copies of files or for files that are no longer in active use; a file containing one or more files in compressed format for more efficient storage and transfer: Glenda made sure her data was safely stored in the archives of her computer and on a special backup disk.
3. A repository for stored recollections or information: Someone has said that the archive of a person's mind can hold many memories.
An organized body of records.
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archive, archive
archive (AR kighv") (noun)
A place or collection containing records, documents, or other materials of historical interest: The government kept documents about the war in a special archive.
archive (AR kighv") (verb)
To collect and to store material; such as recordings, documents, or computer files, so they can be found and used when they are wanted: Violet made sure to archive the content of her website on a separate disk in case her computer crashed.

Ira really enjoyed his summer job because he was working in the government archive department for local history. His job was to archive the collection of newspaper articles about the town.

archive, archives, archived, archiving (verb forms)
1. To collect and to store historical documents and records: "The organization was cataloging and archiving printed materials for future research and development."
2. To collect and to store computer files in an archive so they can be found and used when desired or needed: "They archived a collection of news articles about educational issues."
archived (adjective)
A reference to a place in which public records or historical materials are kept: "She was searching through a collection of archived reports about the city's historical development."
archivist
1. Someone who has the responsibility of taking care of archives.
2. A person who is responsible for preserving, organizing, or servicing archival material.
3. Someone who is employed to collect, catalog, and take care of the items in an archive.
archology
1. The theory of origins.
2. The science of government.

Related "time" units: aevum, evum; Calendars; chrono-; horo-; pre-; Quotes: Time; tempo-.