eidos

eidos

[ahy-dos, ey-]
noun, plural eide [ahy-dee, ey-dey] .
the formal content of a culture, encompassing its system of ideas, criteria for interpreting experience, etc.

Origin:
< Greek eîdos something seen, form; akin to Greek ideîn, Latin vidēre to see; see wit2

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noun
(anthropology) the distinctive expression of the cognitive or intellectual character of a culture or a social group 
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