{ 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.

Eth"nic (?) n. A heathen; a pagan. [Obs.]

No better reported than impure ethnic and lay dogs.