Definition of eidos in English:

eidos

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Pronunciation: /ˈʌɪdɒs
 
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noun

[mass noun] Anthropology
  • The distinctive expression of the cognitive or intellectual character of a culture or social group.
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    • He finds the eidos of the Iatmul people to be characterized among other things by a tendency to construct an enormously complex cultural-structure.
    • Bateson asserts that a culture's eidos fosters certain ideas and beliefs in individual members of the culture and sanctions or suppresses others.

Origin

1930s: from Greek, literally 'form, type, idea', partly in contrast to ethos.

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