from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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


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  • 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.

    Catena Aurea - Gospel of Matthew

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

    Sunday Reflection: 5 Common Great Commission Myths

  • - 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


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


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

    May 29th, 2009

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

    Arms and the Woman: Just Warriors and Greek Feminist Identity

  • 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.

    Matthew Yglesias » Bye, Bye Nationhood

  • 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.

    Agrarian history -- the Weber edition

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

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • You start off by saying racism is always about colour, correct, it's about race, then throw out a social construct term ethnicity from the Greek ethnos meaning nation or tribe which is not about race either but instead just social grouping of similarity.

    You can bet the other papers are just as cynical


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