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essence

Ὄττω τις ἔραται -> Whatever one loves best | Whom you desire most
Sappho

English > Greek (Woodhouse)

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subs.

That which constitutes the nature of anything: P. οὐσία. ἡ (Plat.). Unguent: P. and V. μύρον, τό. Jar for essences: V. μυρηρὸν τεῦχος (Aesch., Frag.).