Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The tribe or nation, in an anthropologic aspect.

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  • noun people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Rabanus: Ethnici, that is, the Gentiles, for the Greek word ethnos is translated ` gens 'in Latin; those, that is, who abide such as they were born, to wit, under sin.

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  • Jesus commanded his Jewish followers to go to all people groups (all ethnos, the Greek word for “nations”).

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  • - L'viv, 2001), 654 pp. [16] Explaining that he was combining "the ancient Greek word" genos "(race, tribe) and the Latin" cide "(killing)," he added in a footnote, "Another term could be used for the same idea, namely," ethnocide, "consisting of the Greek word 'ethnos'-nation-and the Latin word

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  • We now have 36 states, most of them broken along the closest lines of the "ethnos" according to the Awoist ideal.

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  • This is not a category limited to any political persuasion or any particular ethnos.

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  • They saw political rights for women as detrimental to the Greek nation (ethnos) and the race (fili).

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  • It should be noted here that the proper word for a tribe in a non-urbanized community was ethnos, as is shown by the documents of the Delphic Amphictyone.

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  • It should be noted here that the proper word for a tribe in a non-urbanized community was ethnos, as is shown by the documents of the Delphic Amphictyone.

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  • When the term “Arab” was used for most of the last millenium, it could not refer to a distinct unitary ethnos, but to a broader culture with a shared high culture and religion – much like Latin European culture, or Slavic Orthodox culture.

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  • There is an Arab ethnos (look it up), nation, call it what you like, and there is a Jewish one.

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