first person

See also: first-person



Calque of Latin prīma persōna, itself a calque of Ancient Greek πρώτον πρόσωπον (prṓton prósōpon).

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first person (countable and uncountable, plural first persons)

  1. (grammar) Forms of pronouns or verbs used for the speaker or writer of the sentence in which they occur.
    "Am" is the first person singular of "to be".
  2. A form of narrative writing using verbs in the first person in order to give the impression that the action is happening to the narrator.

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