ethoses

[ ee-thos, ee-thohs, eth-os, -ohs ]SEE DEFINITION OF ethoses
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WORD ORIGIN

revived by Palgrave in 1851 from Greek ethos "moral character, nature, disposition, habit, custom," from suffixed form of PIE root *s(w)e- (see idiom). An important concept in Aristotle (e.g. "Rhetoric" II xii-xiv).

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