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

Essential etymology ?

Essential detailed word origin explanation

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)
παλαιός Ancient Greek (grc)
*fuiō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) To become.
οὐσία Ancient Greek (grc)
fui Latin (lat)
essentia Latin (lat) Essence, being.
essentialis Late Latin (LL)
essential English (eng) (biology) necessary for survival but not synthesized by the organism, thus needing to be ingested. (medicine) Idiopathic.. (of a lamination of a 3-manifold) Such that each complementary region is irreducible, the boundary of each complementary region is incompressible by disks and monogons in the complementary region, and no leaf is a sphere or a torus bounding a solid torus in the [...]

Words with the same origin as essential

Descendants of εἰμί
essence 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