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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Irish persa, from Old Irish persan, from Latin persōna.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pearsa f (genitive singular pearsan, nominative plural pearsana)

  1. person
  2. (theater, literature) person, character
  3. (grammar) person
  4. figure, person, personality

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
pearsa phearsa bpearsa
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • "pearsa" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • persa” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish GaelicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Irish persa, from Old Irish persan, from Latin persōna.

NounEdit

pearsa m, f (genitive singular pearsa, plural pearsachan or pearsannan)

  1. person
  2. character (in a book, film etc)

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • persa” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.