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3 letters words from 'ens'

ENS 3SEN 3

2 letters words from 'ens'

EN 2ES 2
NE 2 

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ens nes esn sen nse sne

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Definitions and meaning of ens

ens

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɛnz/

Etymology 1

From Late Latin ēns (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.
  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

  • ESN, NES, SEN, SNe, Sen, Sen., sen

Catalan

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /əns/

Pronoun

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

  1. us (direct or indirect object)
Declension

Etymology 2

From Latin ēns (being); compare Spanish ente.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈɛns/

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

  • IPA(key): /eːns/, [eːˀns]

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 -ēns of second and third conjugation verbs, as an analogy to the Ancient Greek present participle ὤν (ṓn) which falsely appears to be the same bare suffix but etymologically corresponds to sōns, both from *h₁es- (to be). See also essentia for a similar formation.

The original present participle sōns had taken on the meaning "guilty" in the Classical period, but the still productive combining form -sēns present in the verbs absum (absēns (absent)) and praesum (praesēns (present)) was ignored in creating this form.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ens/, [ẽːs]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ens/, [ɛns]

Noun

ēns 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

  • Albanian: ent
  • Italian: ente
  • Portuguese: ente
  • Spanish: ente

Participle

ēns (genitive entis); third-declension one-termination participle

  1. being

Declension

Third-declension participle.

1When used purely as an adjective.

Derived terms

  • entitās (Mediaeval Latin)

References

  • ens in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ens in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • ens in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Middle French

Etymology

From Old French ens.

Preposition

ens

  1. in; inside

Mòcheno

Etymology

From Middle High German uns, from Old High German uns, from Proto-Germanic *uns, from Proto-Indo-European *n̥smé. Cognate with German uns, English us; also Ancient Greek ἡμεῖς (hēmeîs), Sanskrit अस्मान् (asmān), Old Irish ar.

Pronoun

ens

  1. accusative of biar: us

References

  • “ens” in Cimbrian, Ladin, Mòcheno: Getting to know 3 peoples. 2015. Servizio minoranze linguistiche locali della Provincia autonoma di Trento, Trento, Italy.

Old French

Alternative forms

  • enz

Etymology

From Latin intus.

Preposition

ens

  1. in; inside

Synonyms

  • dedens

Descendants

  • Middle French: ens

Swedish

Adverb

ens

  1. even

Derived terms

  • inte ens
  • med ens

Noun

ens

  1. indefinite genitive singular of en

Pronoun

ens

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

Declension

Anagrams

  • sen

Source: wiktionary.org
  • being, existence; an entity.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)