See also: Persan and Peršan

EsperantoEdit

AdjectiveEdit

persan

  1. accusative singular of persa

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pɛʁ.sɑ̃/
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AdjectiveEdit

persan (feminine singular persane, masculine plural persans, feminine plural persanes)

  1. Persian

NounEdit

persan m (countable and uncountable, plural persans)

  1. (uncountable) Persian language
  2. (countable) Persian (cat)

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Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin persōna.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

persan f (genitive persine, nominative plural persin)

  1. person
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 499–712, Wb. 14d26
      Is i persin Crist da·gníu-sa sin.
      It is in the person of Christ that I do that.
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 499–712, Wb. 18d14
      Ní airegdu a persan-som ol·daas persan na n‑abstal olchene, ceto thoísegu i n‑iriss.
      Their persons are not more eminent than the persons of the rest of the apostles, though they are prior in faith.
      (literally, “Their person is not … than the person of …”)
  2. (grammar) person (linguistic category used to distinguish between the speaker of an utterance and those to whom or about whom he is speaking)
    • c. 845, St. Gall Glosses on Priscian, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1975, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. II, pp. 49–224, Sg. 162a3
      In tan labratar ind ḟilid a persin inna ṅdea, do·gniat primam ⁊ secundam in illis.
      When the poets speak in the person of the gods, they make a first and second [person] in them.

InflectionEdit

Feminine ā-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative persanL, persann persinL, persain persinH, persain
Vocative persanL, persann persinL, persain persanaH, persanna
Accusative persinN, persain persinL, persain persanaH, persanna
Genitive persineH, persaine persanL, persann persanN, persann
Dative persinL, persain persanaib, personaib, persunnaib persanaib, personaib, persunnaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

The nominative plural form persin is irregular and probably borrowed directly from Latin persōnae.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle Irish: persa
    • Irish: pearsa
    • Scottish Gaelic: pearsa

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
persan phersan
or unchanged
persan
pronounced with /b(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

RomanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

persan m or n (feminine singular persană, masculine plural persani, feminine and neuter plural persane)

  1. Persian

DeclensionEdit

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NounEdit

persan m (plural persani, feminine equivalent persană)

  1. a Persian man

DeclensionEdit

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