Archetypes ar·che·type /ˈɑrkɪˌtaɪp/ Show Spelled[ahr-ki-tahyp] Show IPA –noun 1. the original pattern or model from which all things of the same kind are copied or on which they are based; a model or first form; prototype. 2. (in Jungian psychology) a collectively inherited unconscious idea, pattern of thought, image, etc., universally present in individual psyches. […]