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[et-ik] /ˈɛt ɪk/

adjective, Linguistics.
pertaining to or being the raw data of a language or other area of behavior, without considering the data as significant units functioning within a system.
a suffix used in the formation of adjectives:

1954, coined by U.S. linguist K.L. Pike (1912-2000) from ending of phonetic.

word-forming element meaning “pertaining to,” from Greek -etikos, adjectival suffix for nouns ending in -esis.
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