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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. The original pattern or model of something; prototype.
2. An ideal or typical example of something.
From Greek arche- (first, original) + -type (model, mold). Earliest documented use: 1605.
"Madonna has been the icon and archetype to the current crop of pop princesses."
Scott Mervis; For the Record: Madonna and Lionel Ritchie; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Mar 29, 2012.
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