etic

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From phonetic.

  • 1962, Kenneth Lee Pike, With Heart and Mind: A Personal Synthesis of Scholarship and Devotion‎, page 37
    I have coined the term etic to refer to the detached observer’s view […]

Adjective[edit]

etic (comparative more etic, superlative most etic)

  1. (social sciences) Of or pertaining to analysis of a culture from a perspective situated outside all cultures.
    • 1996, Advanced Methodological Issues in Culturally Competent Evaluation for Substance Abuse Prevention
      A useful example of the emic-etic distinction may be made by comparing the concept “waves on the ocean or sea” from the perspective of a European American with that of a Truk Islander […] The proposed etics here might be that both cultures understand the use of waves as vehicles for surfing and as movement reflecting the transfer of energy […] certain differences, or emics exist, for European Americans the waves may be sources of beauty — the Truk Islander has learned to use them […] as a road map.

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Central Nahuatl[edit]

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etic

  1. heavy

Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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etic

  1. heavy

References[edit]

  • Andrews, J. Richard. (2003) Workbook for Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, Revised Edition, University of Oklahoma Press, p. 208.
  • Karttunen, Frances. (1983) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, University of Texas Press, p. 10.
  • Lockhart, James. (2001) Nahuatl as Written, Stanford University Press, p. 210.