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Why isn't atta translated as essence instead of self?

There is a Pali word for 'essence', often translated as 'heartwood', which is 'sāra'. sāra essence; the pith of a tree; the choicest part. (adjective) essential; excellent; strong In SN 22.95, the ...
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Why isn't atta translated as essence instead of self?

I don't know. atta is peace. so how can it be self? how could it even be essence, unless essence is peace? Attadiipaa Sutta
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