Ethos Definition

ēthŏs
noun
The characteristic and distinguishing attitudes, habits, beliefs, etc. of an individual or of a group.
Webster's New World
The disposition, character, or fundamental values peculiar to a specific person, people, culture, or movement.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Ethos

Noun

Singular:
ethos
Plural:
ethe, ethea

Origin of Ethos

  • Greek ēthos character s(w)e- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek ἦθος (ēthos, “custom, habit”).

    From Wiktionary

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