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Essential nature or essence.‘two traditions, each of whose esse is opposition to the central tenets of the other’See also in esse
quintessence, soul, spirit, ethos, nature, life, lifeblood, core, heart, centre, crux, nub, nucleus, kernel, marrow, meat, pith, gist, substance, principle, central part, fundamental quality, basic quality, essential part, intrinsic nature, sum and substance, reality, actualityView synonyms
- ‘We see here clearly how Thomas has appropriated Plato's thought for his own ‘existential’ (in the sense of esse) purposes.’
- ‘As potential to, and receptive of esse, essence is thus a principle through which and in which a thing exists.’
- ‘Essence is the intrinsic limitation of esse, the crystallization of existence, bordered by nothingness.’
Latin, ‘to be’ (used as a noun).
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