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archetype
(n)
ARK-ǝ-type
Meaning

prototype; original; original which serves as a model for subsequent versions

1st Sample Sentence

The British parliamentary system is the archetype of all modern democratic systems throughout the world.

Root

arkhe (beginning)#typos (model, type, blow, mark of a blow) (Latin)

Mnemonics

arch + type - so a model for architecture

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