Definition of ethnos in English:

ethnos

noun

  • 1Anthropology
    A population group regarded as having a common descent, or having a common national or cultural tradition.

  • 2History
    A form of community or state in ancient Greece, existing outside the city-state, and organized in a variety of ways.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Illustrated London News. From ancient Greek ἔθνος nation, people.

Pronunciation

ethnos

/ˈɛθnɒs/