haecceitas

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined by Duns Scotus from haec, a form of hic (this). Literally “this-ness”.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

haecceitās f (genitive haecceitātis); third declension

  1. The essence of a particular thing; those qualities that define it and make it unique.

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