Last modified on 6 August 2014, at 11:32
See also: -ens, ENS, and Ens.

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Late Latin ēns (thing), from esse (to be). See entity.

NounEdit

ens (plural enses or entia)

  1. (philosophy) An entity or being; an existing thing, as opposed to a quality or attribute.
    • 1860, John Henry Macmahon, A treatise on metaphysics: chiefly in reference to revealed religion, page 195:
      the Nature of the Supreme Ens
  2. (chemistry, alchemy, now historical) Something supposed to condense within itself all the virtues and qualities of a substance from which it is extracted; an essence, an active principle.
    • 2006, Philip Ball, The Devil's Doctor, Arrow 2007, p. 245:
      Here he states that there are five ‘active principles’ – the five Enses or entia – that influence our bodies and give rise to disease […].

Etymology 2Edit

Inflected forms.

NounEdit

ens

  1. plural form of en

AnagramsEdit


CatalanEdit

PronounEdit

ens (proclitic, enclitic nos, contracted enclitic 'ns)

  1. us (direct or indirect object)

DeclensionEdit


DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse eins, from Middle Low German eines.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /eːns/, [eːˀns]

AdjectiveEdit

ens

  1. identical
  2. alike

PronounEdit

ens

  1. genitive of en

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Formed in Medieval Latin (and therefore unknown in the Classical period) by analogy with the Ancient Greek present participle ὤν, thereby using the bare present participle ending -ens of second and third conjugation verbs. The present participle morpheme -sens present in the verbs absum (absens) and praesum (praesens) was ignored. See also essentia for a similar formation.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ēns n (genitive entis); third declension

  1. being
    • 13th c., Boetius of Dacia
      Ens autem aeternum nullum sequitur in duratione; ergo mundus non est aeternus. - Nothing follows the Eternal Being (God) in duration; therefore, the world isn't eternal.

DescendantsEdit

ParticipleEdit

ēns m, f, n (genitive entis); third declension

  1. being

InflectionEdit

Third declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative ens enta
genitive entis entum
dative entī entibus
accusative ens enta
ablative ente entibus
vocative ens enta

Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old French.

PrepositionEdit

ens

  1. in; inside

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From en + les.

PrepositionEdit

ens

  1. in; inside

SynonymsEdit


SwedishEdit

AdverbEdit

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Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

ens

  1. indefinite genitive singular of en

PronounEdit

ens

  1. genitive of the indefinite pronoun "man"; one's

DeclensionEdit