archétype [ arketip ] n. m.
architipe 1230; lat. archetypum, gr. arkhetupon
Type primitif ou idéal; original qui sert de modèle. 2. étalon, modèle, 1. original, principe, prototype. « L'hôtel des Cormon est, dans son genre, un archétype des maisons bourgeoises d'une grande partie de la France » (Balzac). Biol. Modèle idéal invariant, commun à tous les organismes d'un groupe naturel. Psychan. Chez Jung, Symbole primitif, universel, appartenant à l'inconscient collectif.
Adjt « Ce monde, suivant Platon, était composé d'idées archétypes qui demeuraient toujours au fond du cerveau » (Voltaire). Adj. ARCHÉTYPAL, ALE, AUX .
⊗ CONTR. Copie.

archétypal, e, aux
adj. Didac. Relatif aux archétypes.

archétypal, ale, aux [aʀketipal, o] ou archétypique [aʀketipik] adj.
ÉTYM. 1946, archétypique, Mounier; de archétype.
Didact. Relatif aux archétypes. || Modèles archétypiques.

Encyclopédie Universelle. 2012.

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