esse

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See also: Esse and -esse

Corsican[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin essere, from Latin esse, present active infinitive of sum.

Verb[edit]

esse

  1. To be.

Conjugation[edit]

infinitive esse
present participle essendu
past participle statu
Present indicative Past indicative Present subjunctive Past subjunctive
First-person singular era, eru sia, sii fussi
Second-person singular , eri sia, sie, sii fussi
Third-person singular era sia, sii fussi, fusse
First-person plural simu, semu, semi eramu, erami siamu, siami fussimu, fussimi
Second-person plural site, sete, seti erate, erati siate, siati fussite, fussiti
Third-person plural eranu, erani sianu, siani fussinu, fussini

German[edit]

Verb[edit]

esse

  1. First-person singular indicative present form of essen.
  2. First-person singular subjunctive present form of essen.
  3. Third-person singular subjunctive present form of essen.

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

esse f, m (invariable)

  1. ess, es, the letter S/s.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin ipsae, from ipse.

Pronoun[edit]

esse f plural of essa

  1. they, them
Related terms[edit]

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Form of the verb sum ([I] am; [I] exist); from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ésmi (I am, I exist).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

esse

  1. present infinitive of sum

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ēsse

  1. present active infinitive of edō

Neapolitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin essere, from Latin esse, present active infinitive of sum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

esse

  1. to be

Piedmontese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin essere, from Latin esse, present active infinitive of sum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

esse

  1. to be

Conjugation[edit]

infinitive esse
present gerundive essend
past participle stàit
Present indicative Past indicative Future indicative Present subjunctive Past subjunctive Present Conditional
First-person singular i son i j'era i sarai i sia i fussa i sarìa
Second-person singular it ses it j'ere it saras it sie it fusse it sarìe
Third-person singular a l'é a l'era a sarà a sia a fussa a sarìa
First-person plural i soma i j'ero i saroma i sio i fusso i sarìo
Second-person plural i seve i j'ere i sareve i sie i fusse i sarìe
Third-person plural a son a j'ero i saran a sio a fusso a sarìo

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese esse, from Latin ipse (himself).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

esse m (feminine essa plural esses feminine plural essas)

  1. that (near the second person (you))
  2. that (indicates a thing, person, idea, etc. already mentioned or understood from context)
Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:esse.

See also[edit]

Portuguese demonstratives (edit)
Pronouns Adverbs
Singular Plural Neuter
Masculine Feminine Masculine Feminine
Proximal X este esta estes estas isto aqui,
de + X deste desta destes destas disto daqui
em + X neste nesta nestes nestas nisto
Medial X esse essa esses essas isso
de + X desse dessa desses dessas disso daí
em + X nesse nessa nesses nessas nisso
Distal X aquele aquela aqueles aquelas aquilo ali,
de + X daquele daquela daqueles daquelas daquilo dali
em + X naquele naquela naqueles naquelas naquilo
a + X àquele àquela àqueles àquelas àquilo

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

esse m (plural esses)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter S/s.
  2. something shaped like the letter S
Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:esse.