ess

[es]

Origin of ess

First recorded in 1530–40

esse

[es-se; English es-ee]
noun Latin.
  1. being; existence.
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esse

noun philosophy
  1. existence
  2. essential nature; essence

Word Origin for esse

C17: from Latin: to be
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