Falsos Cognatos: Esse

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... This similarity is an analogous one because, the esse and essence of a thing are not separable in real beings, as the form is separable from matter in abstraction; the two are only distinguishable because of their own very real distinction. Esse is logically prior to all other actuality because a thing cannot be in a certain way unless it simply is. ... Thomistic Philosophy Page

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Esse \ES-se; Eng. ES-ee\ , noun: being; existence.
The esse of the life of every man, which he has from his father, is called the soul, and the existence of life thence derived is called the body.
-- Emanuel Swedenborg, The Earths in Our Solar System, 1758

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