Ethos meaning

ēthŏs
Ethos is defined as the beliefs or ideas by which a person or group lives.

An example of an ethos is the community goals set in a mission statement.

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The characteristic and distinguishing attitudes, habits, beliefs, etc. of an individual or of a group.
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The disposition, character, or fundamental values peculiar to a specific person, people, culture, or movement.
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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