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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Yossi Tzur:

    He is not part of the Israeli ethos. He is not part of the sacrifice our children made at the altar for the sake of Israel's establishment and existence.

  2. Samuel Rodriguez:

    I will vote my Christian values, richard Land’s life, the family ethos, Richard Land’s religious liberty, Richard Land’s limited government. Richard Land’s the person I ’m going to vote for.

  3. Johan Holtzhausen:

    From an acquirer's perspective, it would be absolutely silly to pay a premium and then change the brands or ethos of the business you are acquiring, we indicated this to Mr Thompson and the Advtech board from day one.

  4. Stanford University:

    Law enforcement tends to have the same problems that the military has in making women feel valued and welcome, a lot of law enforcement agencies have a macho ethos that can make it harder for women to feel like they belong.

  5. Yossi Tzur:

    (Khudair's) name on the memorial debases the memory of all the other fallen people, he is not part of the Israeli ethos. He is not part of the sacrifice our children made at the altar for the sake of Israel's establishment and existence.

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