- Of or relating to ethnology.
- ethˈni·cal·ly adverb
Variant of ethnic
- Now Rare heathen
- designating or of a population subgroup having a common cultural heritage or nationality, as distinguished by customs, characteristics, language, common history, etc.
Origin: ME ethnik < LL(Ec) ethnicus, pagan < Gr ethnikos, national (in LGr(Ec), gentile, heathen) < ethnos, nation, people, ta ethnē, nations (in LXX, non-Jews, in N.T., gentile Christians): akin to ēthos: see ethical
- ethnically adverb
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