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Daily Word (8 December 2014)


| ˈɛθɪk |


  • noun (singular)
    • a set of moral principles, especially one’s relating to or affirming a specified group, field, or form of conduct
  • adjective [rare]
    • relating to moral principles or the branch of knowledge dealing with these
  • noun (plural – ethics)
    • [usu. treated as pl.] moral principles that govern a person’s behavior or the conducting of an activity
    • [usu. treated as sing.] the branch of knowledge that deals with moral principles


Late Middle English (denoting ethics or moral philosophy; also used attributively), from Old French éthique, itself from Latin ethice, itself from Greek (hē) ēthikē (tekhnē) (“the science of morals”), based on ēthos.

In Other Languages

  • Bahasa Indonesia: etikatata susila
  • بهاس ملايو:
    • ايتيكا (etika)
  • Cebuano: ethics
  • Deutsch: die Ethik, die Moral
  • Español: la ética
  • Filipino: etika
  • Français: l’éthique (fem.), la morale
  • 한국어: 윤리학 (yunlihag)
  • Italiano: le etica, la morale
  • ភាសាខ្មែរ: ក្រមសីលធម៌ (kramseilothmr)
  • Latino: ethice
  • မြန်မာဘာသာ: လူ့ကျင့်ဝတ်
  • 日本語: 倫理 (りんり)
  • ພາສາລາວ: ຈັນຍາບັນ (chnaiaban)
  • ภาษาไทย: จริยธรรม (criyṭhrrm)
  • தமிழ்: நெறிமுறைகள் (neṟimuṟaikaḷ)
  • Tiếng Việt: đạo đức học, luân lý học
  • 中文: 道德 (dàodé), 倫理 / 伦理 (lúnlǐ)


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