typo-, typ-, -type

(Greek > Latin: to beat, to strike; a blow; a dent, an impression, a mark, original form; a mold; a figure, an image, a form, a kind)

typology (s) (noun), typologies (pl)
1. A doctrine, or theory that things in the Christian dispensation are symbolized or prefigured by things in the Old Testament: The Greek words which help people understand typology come under a verbal root that means "to beat, to strike, or to smite".

Usually the New Testament uses typology as a method of interpreting the Old Testament without explicitly saying so.

Typology, a comparison stressing one point of similarity, helps people to see the New Testament person, event, or institution as the fulfillment of that which was only hinted at in the Old Testament.

—Compiled from a presentation by Berkeley J. Mickelson;
Professor of New Testament Emeritus; Bethel Theological Seminary;
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA; in the Holman Bible Dictionary;
General Editor, Trent Butler, Ph.D.; Holman Bible Publishers;
Nashville, Tennessee; 1991; pages 1377-1378.

2. The study of, or research based on classifications; such as, archeological remains or bacterial strains which are based on the comparative studies of categories.
3. The study of languages, or aspects of languages, regarding their structures rather than their historical relations.
4. The study, and especially, the analysis or division of humanity in terms of social distinctions or comparisons.
1. A craze for seeing one’s writings or name in print; a craze for typology or symbolism.
2. A mania for writing for publication.
typonym (s) (noun), typonyms (pl)
A taxonomic name based on an indication of a kind of specimen or species rather than on a description or diagnosis.
typonymic (adjective)
A reference to a name designating, or based on a kind of specimen or species.
zelotypia (s), zelotypias (pl) (noun forms)
1. An insane or excessive jealousy.
2. An excessive zeal or a passionate pursuit of a cause, to the point of causing illness.
3. Excessive zeal, carried to the point of morbidity, in the advocacy of any cause.
4. A morbid perseverance and energy in working on a project; especially, a political or religious activity.

A form of monomania sometimes manifesting itself in over zeal in attempts to gain supporters to some public cause.

5. Etymology: from Greek zelotypia, "rivalry, envy"; from zelos, "zeal", + typto, "to strike". If you put the two words together, you get "strike (with) zeal".
zelotypist (s), zelotypists (pl) (noun forms)
Someone who is characterized, or marked, by excessive zeal that is carried to the verge of insanity, in the advocacy of some cause.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units dealing with "form, shape, appearance": eido-; figur-; form-; icono-; ideo-; imag-; morpho-; -oid.