In Inkscape, an ellipse created with the Ellipse tool, and the Switch to Segment option, is a closed shape.
You will see this if you stroke the shape or if you turn it into paths using Path > Object to Path. It’s quite clearly a closed shape.
Ellipse (segment) with stroke.
Same shape converted to paths.
Unclosed shapes on the other hand, have a start and end point that do not join up.
For example, this open path was created by switching to the Arc (unclosed shape) option in the Ellipse tool. Then I converted the object to paths so you can see it.
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