ens

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See also: -ens, ENS, and Ens.

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

ens

  1. plural form of en

Etymology 2[edit]

Latin, ens (thing), entis (thing). See entity.

Noun[edit]

ens

  1. (obsolete, metaphysics) Entity, being, or existence; an actually existing being.
    • 1860, John Henry Macmahon, A treatise on metaphysics: chiefly in reference to revealed religion (page 195)
      the Nature of the Supreme Ens
  2. (obsolete, chemistry) Something supposed to condense within itself all the virtues and qualities of a substance from which it is extracted; essence.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Anagrams[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ens (proclitic, contracted [[{{{procl_con}}}#Catalan|{{{procl_con}}}]], enclitic nos, contracted enclitic 'ns)

  1. us (direct or indirect object)

Declension[edit]


Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse eins, from Middle Low German eines.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /eːns/, [eːˀns]

Adjective[edit]

ens

  1. identical
  2. alike

Pronoun[edit]

ens

  1. genitive of en

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Formed in Medieval Latin by analogy with the Ancient Greek present participle ὤν, thereby using the bare present participle ending -ens of second and third conjugation verbs. The present participle morpheme -sens present in the verbs absum (absens) and praesum (praesens) was ignored. See also essentia for a similar formation.

Noun[edit]

ēns n (genitive entis); third declension

  1. being
    • 13th c., Boetius of Dacia
      Ens autem aeternum nullum sequitur in duratione; ergo mundus non est aeternus. - Nothing follows the Eternal Being (God) in duration; therefore, the world isn't eternal.

Descendants[edit]

Participle[edit]

ēns m, f, n (genitive entis); third declension

  1. being

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative ens enta
genitive entis entum
dative entī entibus
accusative ens enta
ablative ente entibus
vocative ens enta

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French.

Preposition[edit]

ens

  1. in; inside

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From en + les.

Preposition[edit]

ens

  1. in; inside

Synonyms[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ens

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

ens

  1. indefinite genitive singular of en

Pronoun[edit]

ens

  1. genitive of the indefinite pronoun "man"; one's

Declension[edit]