ethnic etymology

English word ethnic comes from Old Armenian հ- (An intensifying particle.), Proto-Indo-European *swedh-no-

Detailed word origin of ethnic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
հ- Old Armenian (xcl) An intensifying particle.
*swedh-no- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
ἔθνος Ancient Greek (grc)
ἐθνικόν Ancient Greek (grc)
ethnicus Latin (lat) (especially, _, Christianity) heathen. Pagan.
ethnique French (fra) Ethnic.
ethnic English (eng) (historical) Heathen, not Judeo-Christian-Muslim.. Belonging to a foreign culture.. Of or relating to a group of people having common racial, national, religious or cultural origins.. Representative of a folk or traditional mode of expression. (archaic) A heathen, a pagan.. (in classical scholarship) the demonym of an Ancient Greek city. An ethnic minority. (Can we add an example for this [...]