What does ethos mean?

Definitions for ethosˈi θɒs, ˈi θoʊs, ˈɛθ ɒs, -oʊs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ethos(noun)

    (anthropology) the distinctive spirit of a culture or an era

    "the Greek ethos"


  1. ethos(Noun)

    The character or fundamental values of a person, people, culture, or movement.

  2. Origin: From ἦθος.


  1. Ethos

    Ethos is a Greek word meaning "character" that is used to describe the guiding beliefs or ideals that characterize a community, nation, or ideology. The Greeks also used this word to refer to the power of music to influence its hearer's emotions, behaviors, and even morals. Early Greek stories of Orpheus exhibit this idea in a compelling way. The word's use in rhetoric is closely based on the Greek terminology used by Aristotle in his concept of the three artistic proofs.

Anagrams for ethos »

  1. shote, those


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ethos in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ethos in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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