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Meaning of ECTYPE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ec"type\, n. [Cf. F. ectype. See {Ectypal}.]
1. (Classical Arch[ae]ol.)
   (a) A copy, as in pottery, of an artist's original work.
       Hence:
   (b) A work sculptured in relief, as a cameo, or in
       bas-relief (in this sense used loosely).

2. A copy from an original; a type of something that has
   previously existed.

         Some regarded him [Klopstock] as an ectype of the
         ancient prophets.                     --Eng. Cyc. .

 

 

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