ethnicon

noun

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

Etymology

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 23 Apr. 2024.

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