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Etymology, English, Type

Etymology From Middle English type (“symbol, figure, emblem”), from Latin typus, from Ancient Greek τύπος (túpos, “mark, impression, type”), from τύπτω (túptō, “I strike, beat”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)tewp-, extended from *(s)tew- (“to push, hit”). Cognates include Sanskrit तोपति (tópati, “to hurt”), Latin stupeō and Old Church Slavonic тъпати (tŭpati). Pronunciation IPA(key): /taɪp/ Noun type (plural types) A grouping based on shared characteristics; a class. This type of plane can handle rough weather more easily than that type of plane. An individual considered typical of their class, one regarded […]