Eth"nic (?), Eth"nic*al (?), a. [L. ethnicus, Gr. , fr. nation, the nations, heathens, gentiles: cf. F. ethnique.]

1.

Belonging to races or nations; based on distinctions of race; ethnological.

2.

Pertaining to the gentiles, or nations not converted to Christianity; heathen; pagan; -- opposed to Jewish and Christian.

 

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Eth"nic (?) n.

A heathen; a pagan.

[Obs.]

No better reported than impure ethnic and lay dogs. Milton.

 

© Webster 1913.

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