ethnicon

noun
eth·​ni·​con
variants: or less commonly ethnikon \ ˈethnə̇ˌkän \
plural ethnica also ethnika\ -​kə \

Definition of ethnicon

: the name of a tribe, ethnic group, race, or people (such as Hopi, Ethiopian, or Phoenician) the ethnicon Veneti is not limited to Italy— Joshua Whatmough

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History and Etymology for ethnicon

Greek ethnikon, neuter of ethnikos national

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“Ethnicon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ethnicon. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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