One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Essential nature or essence.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
- ‘As potential to, and receptive of esse, essence is thus a principle through which and in which a thing exists.’
- ‘We see here clearly how Thomas has appropriated Plato's thought for his own ‘existential’ (in the sense of esse) purposes.’
- ‘Essence is the intrinsic limitation of esse, the crystallization of existence, bordered by nothingness.’
Latin, ‘to be’ (used as a noun).
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.