See also: -ens, ENS, and Ens.

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

ens

  1. plural form of en

Etymology 2Edit

Latin, ens (thing), entis (thing). See entity.

NounEdit

ens

  1. (obsolete, metaphysics) Entity, being, or existence; an actually existing being.
    • 1860, John Henry Macmahon, A treatise on metaphysics: chiefly in reference to revealed religion (page 195)
      the Nature of the Supreme Ens
  2. (obsolete, chemistry) Something supposed to condense within itself all the virtues and qualities of a substance from which it is extracted; essence.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

AnagramsEdit


CatalanEdit

PronounEdit

ens (proclitic, contracted [[{{{procl_con}}}#Catalan|{{{procl_con}}}]], enclitic nos, contracted enclitic 'ns)

  1. us (direct or indirect object)

DeclensionEdit


DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse eins, from Middle Low German eines.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ens

  1. identical
  2. alike

PronounEdit

ens

  1. genitive of en

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Formed in Medieval Latin 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

  • enz

EtymologyEdit

From en + les.

PrepositionEdit

ens

  1. in; inside

SynonymsEdit


SwedishEdit

AdverbEdit

ens

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

ens

  1. indefinite genitive singular of en

PronounEdit

ens

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

DeclensionEdit

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