Ousia (ə/; Greek: οὐσία) is analogous to the English concepts of being and ontic used in contemporary philosophy.

Ousia is translated as Latin substantia and essentia, and hence to English as substance and essence.[1]


οὐσία is the ancient Greek noun formed on the feminine present participle of the verb εἰμί, eimí, i.e. "to be, I am".

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日本語: ウーシア
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