Essence etymology


English word essence comes from Ancient Greek εἰμί, Ancient Greek ὀυτ-, Proto-Italic *ezom (Be.), Proto-Indo-European *bʰowHéyeti, Proto-Italic *som, Old Latin esom, French -ence (-ence, -ance.)

Etymology of essence

Detailed word origin of essence

Dictionary entry Language Definition
εἰμί Ancient Greek (grc)
ὀυτ- Ancient Greek (grc)
*ezom Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Be.
*bʰowHéyeti Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*som Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
esom Old Latin (itc-ola)
-ence French (fr) -ence, -ance.
παλαιός Ancient Greek (grc)
*fuiō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) To become.
οὐσία Ancient Greek (grc)
fui Latin (lat)
essentia Latin (lat) Essence, being.
essence French (fr) (philosophy, theology) essence. Essence, essential oil. Petrol, gasoline.
essence English (en) (philosophy) The true nature of anything, not accidental or illusory.. The inherent nature of a thing or idea.. A being; especially, a purely spiritual being.. A significant feature of something.. An extract or concentrate obtained from a plant or other matter used for flavouring.. Constituent substance.. Fragrance, a perfume.. The concentrated form of a plant or drug obtained through a [...]

Words with the same origin as essence

Descendants of εἰμί

essential interest

Descendants of *som


Descendants of -ence

consequence silence