essentia

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Etymology[edit]

Analogical formation based on esse (to be), present active infinitive of sum (I am), coined to translate Ancient Greek οὐσία (ousía).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

essentia f (genitive essentiae); first declension

  1. essence, being

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative essentia essentiae
Genitive essentiae essentiārum
Dative essentiae essentiīs
Accusative essentiam essentiās
Ablative essentiā essentiīs
Vocative essentia essentiae

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