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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ethnic  \Eth"nic\n. 
  A  heathen;  a  pagan.  [Obs.] 
 
  No  better  reported  than  impure  ethnic  and  lay  dogs. 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ethnic  \Eth"nic\,  Ethnical  \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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ethnic 
  adj  1:  relating  to  or  being  a  member  of  an  ethnic  group  "ethnic 
  frontiers";  "ethnic  Chinese  in  San  Francisco"  [syn:  {ethnical}] 
  2:  denoting  or  deriving  from  or  distinctive  of  the  ways  of 
  living  built  up  by  a  group  of  people;  "influenced  by 
  ethnic  and  cultural  ties"-  J.F.Kennedy;  "ethnic  food" 
  [syn:  {cultural}] 




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