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.)

Detailed word origin of essence

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
εἰμί Ancient Greek (grc)
ὀυτ- Ancient Greek (grc)
*ezom Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Be.
*bʰowHéyeti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*som Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
esom Old Latin (itc-ola)
-ence French (fra) -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 (fra) (philosophy, theology) essence. Essence, essential oil. Petrol, gasoline.
essence English (eng) (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 interested interesting
Descendants of *ezom
absence absent future impossible improve improvement improving possibility possible potential power powerful powerless presence present presentation represent sense senseless sensor
Descendants of *som
firepower horsepower impotent manpower potent powering sans
Descendants of -ence
coincidence consequence incompetence inexperienced silence