[es-iv] /ˈɛs ɪv/ Grammar
noting a case, as in Finnish, whose distinctive function is to indicate a state of being.
the essive case.
1890, from Finnish essiivi, from Latin esse (see essence).
[es-ling-uh n] /ˈɛs lɪŋ ən/ noun 1. a city in Baden-Württemberg, SW Germany, on the Neckar River. /ˈɛslɪŋən/ noun 1. a town in SW Germany, on the River Neckar: Gothic church, medieval buildings: wines, light industry. Pop: 91 980 (2003 est)
[ih-soin] /ɪˈsɔɪn/ noun 1. (in England) an excuse for nonappearance in a court of law at the prescribed time.
[es-uh-nahyt] /ˈɛs əˌnaɪt/ noun 1. Mineralogy. a variety of grossularite garnet. /ˈɛsəˌnaɪt/ noun 1. a variant spelling of hessonite
[e-sawn] /ɛˈsɔn/ noun 1. a department in N France. 699 sq. mi. (1810 sq. km). Capital: Évry. /French ɛsɔn/ noun 1. a department of N France, south of Paris in Île-de-France region: formed in 1964. Capital: Évry. Pop: 1 153 434 (2003 est). Area: 1811 sq km (706 sq miles)