Whodunit said:Hm, is it derived from "ad-esse" which doesn't exist?
sum - I am
es - you are
est - he/she/it is
sumus - we are
estis - you are
sunt - they are
es - be!
este - be (several people)!
But I don't know "adsum/ades/etc...", only "absum/abes/etc..."
Could someone please explain to me what the root of this word is?
sarahflower said:"Adeste" comes form "adsum, es, adfui, adesse".
It does exist.
You could look it up on a latin dictionary. I have one and I've already checked it.