Definition of esse in English:
Essential nature or essence. See also in esse.
- 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.
Mid 16th century: Latin, literally 'to be' (used as a noun).
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