Related formsEs·se·ni·an [e-see-nee-uh n] /ɛˈsi ni ən/, Es·sen·ic [e-sen-ik] /ɛˈsɛn ɪk/, adjective
Examples from the Web for essene
A brother of my late wife is an Essene, a kindly natured fool named Ithiel; you may have known him.
But I know not, the Essene answered, that any man be dying in the brook.
If a man be dying the Essene, by his rule, must succour him, Paul said.
Here a doubt struck him and he said, "But, lady, I understand that you are an Essene."
An Essene, but one that was seldom in the cenoby, more often to be met on the hills with his flocks.