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EtymologyEdit

Analogical formation based on esse (to be), present active infinitive of sum (I am), coined to translate Ancient Greek οὐσία (ousía).

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NounEdit

essentia f (genitive essentiae); first declension

  1. essence, being

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative essentia essentiae
Genitive essentiae essentiārum
Dative essentiae essentiīs
Accusative essentiam essentiās
Ablative essentiā essentiīs
Vocative essentia essentiae

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