entia

[ en-shee-uh, -tee-uh ]
/ ˈɛn ʃi ə, -ti ə /
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noun

plural of ens.

Nearby words

  1. enthuse,
  2. enthusiasm,
  3. enthusiast,
  4. enthusiastic,
  5. enthymeme,
  6. entice,
  7. enticement,
  8. enticing,
  9. entire,
  10. entire function

ens

[ enz, ens ]
/ ɛnz, ɛns /

noun, plural en·ti·a [en-shee-uh, -tee-uh] /ˈɛn ʃi ə, -ti ə/, Metaphysics.

an existing or real thing; an entity.

Origin of ens

< Latin ēns, present participle of esse to be

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British Dictionary definitions for entia

ens

/ (ɛnz) /

noun plural entia (ˈɛnʃɪə) metaphysics

being or existence in the most general abstract sense
a real thing, esp as opposed to an attribute; entity

Word Origin for ens

C16: from Late Latin, literally: being, from Latin esse to be

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