Word of the DaySunday, November 17, 2013
\AN-ti-tahyp\ , noun;
something that is foreshadowed by a type or symbol, as a New Testament event prefigured in the Old Testament.
These were but the foreshadowing of their great and glorious antitype, Christ and the gospel, which are the spiritual fulfillment of the promises made to Abraham.
-- J. W. Byers, Sanctification, 2009
The ship in danger is easily understood to be its old antitype, the Commonwealth.
-- Jonathan Swift, A Tale of a Tub, 1704
Antitype comes from the Late Greek word antítypos which meant "the impression left by a die."
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