- The character or fundamental values of a person, people, culture, or movement.
- (rhetoric) A form of rhetoric in which the writer or speaker invokes their authority, competence or expertise in an attempt to persuade others that their view is correct.
- (aesthetics) The traits in a work of art which express the ideal or typic character, as influenced by the ethos (character or fundamental values) of a people, rather than realistic or emotional situations or individual character in a narrow sense; opposed to pathos.
Terms etymologically related to ethos
The character or fundamental values of a person, people, culture, or movement.
- Synonym of
- (drama) character
This noun needs an inflection-table template.
- ēthos in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- du Cange, Charles (1883), “ethos”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
- “ēthŏs” on page 604/1 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
- “ēthos” on page 623/1 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)
ethos m (plural ethos)
- (aesthetics) ethos (the character or fundamental values of a person, people, culture or movement)