ousia

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek οὐσία (ousía), feminine present participle of εἰμί (eimí, I am).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈuːsɪə/, /ˈuːzɪə/

Noun[edit]

ousia (uncountable)

  1. (theology) The essential nature or ‘substance’ of god.
    • 2009, Karen Armstrong, The Case for God, Vintage 2010, p. 79:
      We could never know God's ousia, but in order to adapt his indescribable nature to our limited intellect, God communicated to us through his activities in the world.
  2. (philosophy) Essence, being.

Italian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek οὐσία (ousía).

Noun[edit]

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ousia f (plural ousie)

  1. ousia