Definition of ethos in English:
- And the real thing is that the whole ethos, culture and drive of the company now is to put that right.
- Much credit must go to the local community for the way they have embraced the ethos of community cohesion.
- I was aware that the school had a culture of discipline and an ethos of personal improvement.
Mid 19th century: from modern Latin, from Greek ēthos 'nature, disposition', (plural) 'customs'.
ethic from Late Middle English:
At first this term referred to ethics or moral philosophy. It comes via Old French from Latin ethice, from Greek (hē)ēthikē (tekhnē) ‘(the science of) morals’. The base is Greek ēthos ‘nature, disposition’, source of ethos (mid 19th century).
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