Middle English Dictionary Entry

essencia, -ie n.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

Note: Cp. essencioun.
1.
(a) Phil. Substance, or true being, as distinguished from accidental qualities; (b) theol. divine essence or being; that in respect of which the three persons of the Trinity are one.
2.
Essential or intrinsic nature or character.
3.
Alch. the fifthe essencie, quintessence.