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Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From ὤν (ṓn), present participle of εἰμί (eimí, to be), + -ίᾱ (-íā, abstract noun suffix).

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NounEdit

οὐσίᾱ (ousíāf (genitive οὐσίᾱς); first declension

  1. that which is one's own, one's substance, property
  2. (philosophy) Synonym of φύσις (phúsis) stable being, immutable reality
    1. substance, essence
    2. true nature of that which is a member of a kind
    3. the possession of such a nature, substantiality
    4. (in the concrete) the primary real, the substratum underlying all change and process in nature
    5. (logic) substance as the leading category
    6. (various uses after Plato and Aristotle)
      • Zeno, Stoic 1.24
      • Module:Quotations:257: attempt to concatenate field 'work' (a boolean value)
      • 204 CE – 270 CE, Plotinus, Collected Works 2.4.5
      • 204 CE – 270 CE, Plotinus, Collected Works 2.6.1
      • 204 CE – 270 CE, Plotinus, Collected Works 4.7.8
      • 204 CE – 270 CE, Plotinus, Collected Works 6.1.2
    7. Pythagorean name for I
      • Theol., Ar. 6
  3. name of a plaster
    • Module:Quotations:257: attempt to concatenate field 'work' (a boolean value)
  4. a fire-resisting substance
    • Zos., Alch. 168B
  5. (in magic) a material thing by which a connection is established between the person to be acted upon and the supernatural agent

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