esse

[ es-se; English es-ee ]
/ ˈɛs sɛ; English ˈɛs i /

noun Latin.

being; existence.

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British Dictionary definitions for esse

esse
/ (ˈɛsɪ) /

noun philosophy

existence
essential nature; essence

Word Origin for esse

C17: from Latin: to be
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