persona

See also: persóna and personā

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin persōna (mask; character), of uncertain origin. Possibly from personō (to sound through); or from Ancient Greek πρόσωπον (prósōpon, face; appearance; mask used in ancient theatre to denote a character or, more generally, a social role); or from Etruscan 𐌘𐌄𐌓𐌔𐌖 (φersu). Doublet of person and parson.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

persona (plural personas or personae or personæ)

  1. A social role.
  2. A character played by an actor.
  3. (psychology) The mask or appearance one presents to the world.
    He keeps his online persona completely separate from his real-world one.
  4. (marketing, user experience) An imaginary person representing a particular type of client or customer, considered when designing products and services that will appeal to them.

DescendantsEdit

  • Japanese: ペルソナ (perusona)

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AsturianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin persōna (person).

NounEdit

persona f (plural persones)

  1. person

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin persona.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

persona f (plural persones)

  1. person

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English persona, ultimately from Latin persōna. Doublet with persoon (person).

NounEdit

persona f (plural persona's)

  1. (marketing, user experience) an imaginary person representing a particular type of client or customer, considered when designing products and services that will appeal to them; a persona

EsperantoEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [perˈsona]
  • Rhymes: -ona
  • Hyphenation: per‧so‧na

AdjectiveEdit

persona (accusative singular personan, plural personaj, accusative plural personajn)

  1. personal

FinnishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

persona

  1. Essive singular form of perso.

IndonesianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin persona.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [pərˈsona]
  • Rhymes: -na, -a
  • Hyphenation: pêr‧so‧na

NounEdit

pêrsona

  1. person,
    1. an individual; usually a human being.
    2. (grammar) a linguistic category used to distinguish between the speaker of an utterance and those to whom or about whom he is speaking.
  2. persona,
    1. a social role.
    2. the mask or appearance one presents to the world.

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InterlinguaEdit

NounEdit

persona (plural personas)

  1. person

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin persōna (person), of Etruscan origin.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

persona f (plural persone)

  1. person, pl people, persons
  2. someone, somebody, anybody
    Synonyms: qualcuno, nessuno
  3. body, figure
  4. (law) person, body
    Synonyms: corpo, personale, aspetto
  5. (psychology) persona

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LadinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin persōna (person).

NounEdit

persona f (plural persones)

  1. person

LatgalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Latin persona. Cognates include Latvian persona.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

persona f

  1. person

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Nicole Nau (2011) A short grammar of Latgalian, München: LINCOM GmbH, →ISBN, page 27

LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Unknown. Links have been suggested

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

persōna f (genitive persōnae); first declension

  1. mask
  2. character, personage, role
  3. personality, character, individuality
  4. (grammar) person
  5. (Late Latin, Medieval Latin) person
    • 6th c. CE, Boethius, Contra Eutychen et Nestorium 4:
      Sed esse Chrīstum manifestē ac vērāciter confitēmur; ūnum igitur esse dīcimus Chrīstum. Quod sī ita est, ūnam quoque Chrīstī sine dubitātiōne persōnam esse necesse est. Nam sī duae persōnae essent, ūnus esse nōn posset; duōs vērō esse dīcere Chrīstōs nihil est aliud nisi praecipitātae mentis īnsānia.
      But we clearly and truly confess profess that Christ exists, and so we say He is one. This being the case, it must follow without doubt that the person of Christ is also one. If there were two persons, then there could not be one, so to say that there are two Christs is nothing but the insanity of distraught mind.
  6. (Medieval Latin) a lord
  7. (Medieval Latin) dignity
DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative persōna persōnae
Genitive persōnae persōnārum
Dative persōnae persōnīs
Accusative persōnam persōnās
Ablative persōnā persōnīs
Vocative persōna persōnae
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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • persona”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • persona”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • persona in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • persona in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • persona”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • persona”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  • Palmer, L.R. (1906) The Latin Language, London, Faber and Faber

Etymology 2Edit

Inflection of the verb personō.

VerbEdit

personā

  1. second-person singular active imperative of personō

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin persōna (person).

NounEdit

persona f (4th declension)

  1. person
  2. individual
  3. character

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OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan persona, from Latin persona.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

persona f (plural personas)

  1. person

PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin persōna.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pɛrˈsɔ.na/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔna
  • Syllabification: per‧so‧na

NounEdit

persona f

  1. (obsolete) person
  2. (ironically) personage (famous or important person)

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Related termsEdit

adjective
adverb

Further readingEdit

  • persona in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • persona in Polish dictionaries at PWN

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin persōna (person)[1].

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /peɾˈsona/, [peɾˈso.na]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ona
  • Hyphenation: per‧so‧na

NounEdit

persona f (plural personas)

  1. person (an individual; usually a human being)
    Synonym: individuo

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VerbEdit

persona

  1. only used in se persona, third-person singular present indicative of personarse

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