Ens
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Ens
See also: ENS, -ens, Ens., and -?ns

English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Late Latin ?ns ("thing"), from esse ("to be"). See entity.

Noun

ens (plural enses or entia)

  1. (philosophy) An entity or being; an existing thing, as opposed to a quality or attribute.
    • 1860, John Henry Macmahon, A treatise on metaphysics: chiefly in reference to revealed religion, page 195:
      the Nature of the Supreme Ens
  2. (chemistry, alchemy, now historical) Something supposed to condense within itself all the virtues and qualities of a substance from which it is extracted; an essence, an active principle.
    • 2006, Philip Ball, The Devil's Doctor, Arrow 2007, p. 245:
      Here he states that there are five 'active principles' - the five Enses or entia - that influence our bodies and give rise to disease [...]

Etymology 2

Inflected forms.

Noun

ens

  1. plural of en

Anagrams


Catalan

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

Pronoun

ens (proclitic, enclitic nos, contracted enclitic 'ns)

  1. us (direct or indirect object)
Declension

Etymology 2

From Latin ?ns ("being"); compare Spanish ente.

Pronunciation

Noun

ens m (plural ens)

  1. organization, entity, institution
    ens públic
    public institution

Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse eins, from Middle Low German eines.

Pronunciation

Adjective

ens

  1. identical
  2. alike

Pronoun

ens

  1. genitive of en

Latin

Etymology

Formed as a present participle of sum ("to be") in Medieval Latin (and therefore unknown in the Classical period) by using the bare present participial ending -?ns of second and third conjugation verbs, as an analogy to the Ancient Greek present participle (?n) which falsely appears to be the same bare suffix but etymologically corresponds to s?ns, both from *h?es- ("to be"). See also essentia for a similar formation.

The original present participle s?ns had taken on the meaning "guilty" in the Classical period, but the still productive combining form -s?ns present in the verbs absum (abs?ns ("absent")) and praesum (praes?ns ("present")) was ignored in creating this form.

Pronunciation

Noun

?ns n (genitive entis); third declension

  1. (Medieval Latin) being
    • 13th c., Boetius of Dacia
      Ens autem aeternum nullum sequitur in duratione; ergo mundus non est aeternus. - Nothing follows the Eternal Being (God) in duration; therefore, the world isn't eternal.

Declension

Third-declension noun (neuter, "pure" i-stem).

Descendants

  • Italian: ente
  • Portuguese: ente
  • Spanish: ente

Participle

?ns (genitive entis); third-declension one-termination participle

  1. being

Declension

Third-declension participle.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative ?ns ent?s entia
Genitive entis entium
Dative ent? entibus
Accusative entem ?ns ent?s
ent?s
entia
Ablative ente
ent?1
entibus
Vocative ?ns ent?s entia

1When used purely as an adjective.

Derived terms

References


Middle French

Etymology

From Old French ens.

Preposition

ens

  1. in; inside

Old French

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin intus.

Preposition

ens

  1. in; inside

Synonyms

Descendants

  • Middle French: ens

Swedish

Adverb

ens

  1. even

Derived terms

Noun

ens

  1. indefinite genitive singular of en

Pronoun

ens

  1. genitive of the indefinite pronoun "man"; one's

Declension

Anagrams


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