necesse

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Interlingua[edit]

Adjective[edit]

necesse ‎(comparative plus necesse, superlative le plus necesse)

  1. necessary

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin necesse ‎(necessary, needed).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /neˈt͡ʃɛsːe/, [n̪eˈt͡ʃɛs̪.s̪e]
  • Hyphenation: ne‧cès‧se

Adjective[edit]

necesse ‎(invariable) (archaic)

  1. (Scholastic philosophy, logic) necessary, needful; necessarily true
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Paradiso, Le Monnier (2002), Canto III, p. 61, vv. 49-52:
      «[...] che vedrai non capere in questi giri ¶ s'essere in carità è qui necesse, ¶ e se la sua natura ben rimiri. ¶ [...]»
      «[...] Which thou shalt see finds no place in these circles, ¶ if being in charity is needful here, ¶ and if thou lookest well into its nature. [...]»

Noun[edit]

necesse m ‎(invariable) (archaic)

  1. (Scholastic philosophy, logic) a statement which is necessarily truthful; tautology.
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Paradiso, Le Monnier (2002), Canto XIII, p. 236, vv. 97-99:
      «[...] non per sapere il numero in che enno ¶ li motor di qua sù, o se necesse ¶ con contingente mai necesse fenno; [...]»
      «[...] 'twas not to know the number in which are ¶ the motors here above, or if necessary ¶ with a contingent e'er necessary make; [...]»

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ne- ‎(un-: not) + cess-, the perfect stem of cēdō ‎(avoid, go away from, withdraw from).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

necesse ‎(indeclinable)

  1. unavoidable, particularly:
    1. necessary; needed
      Necesse est mihi bellāre.‎ ― It is necessary for me to wage war.
    2. inevitable
      Hominī necesse est morī.‎ ― For man, dying is inevitable.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • necesse” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.