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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section II. Relation
3. Partial Relation

22. [Thing Copied.] Prototype.

   NOUN:PROTOTYPE, original, model, pattern, precedent, standard, scantling [rare], type; archetype, antitype; protoplast, protoplasm, plasm [obs.], proplasm [rare], module, exemplar, example, ensample [archaic], paradigm; lay-figure; fugleman, guide.
  COPY, text, design; keynote.
  DIE, mold; matrix, last, mint, seal, punch, intaglio, negative; stamp.
   VERB:be an example, set an example; set a copy.
  1. A precedent embalms a principle.—Disraeli
  2. exempla sunt odiosa.
  3. I do not give you to posterity as a pattern to imitate, but as an example to deter.—Letters of Junius