variants or less commonly ethnikon
plural ethnica also ethnika
: the name of a tribe, ethnic group, race, or people (such as Hopi, Ethiopian, or Phoenician)
the ethnicon Veneti is not limited to ItalyJoshua Whatmough

Word History


Greek ethnikon, neuter of ethnikos national

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“Ethnicon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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