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See also: personá, persóna, and personā

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin persōna (mask; character), of uncertain origin. Possibly from personare (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).

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.

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AsturianEdit

 
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NounEdit

persona f (plural persones)

  1. person

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin persōna (person).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

persona f (plural persones)

  1. person

EsperantoEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. personal

FinnishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

persona

  1. Essive singular form of perso.

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin persona.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

persona f (plural persone)

  1. person, pl people, persons
  2. someone, somebody, anybody
  3. body, figure
  4. (law) person, body
  5. (psychology) persona

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LadinEdit

NounEdit

persona f (plural persones)

  1. person

LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Unknown. Possibly from Etruscan 𐌘𐌄𐌓𐌔𐌖 (φersu) (with some Latin suffix), itself perhaps from Ancient Greek πρόσωπον (prósōpon, mask, character), and possibly, as Roman writers often suggested, from personō (to sound through).

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NounEdit

persōna f (genitive persōnae); first declension

  1. mask
  2. character
  3. person, personality
  4. (grammar) person
InflectionEdit

First declension.

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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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
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “persona”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • persona” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • 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

NounEdit

persona f (4th declension)

  1. person
  2. individual
  3. character

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin persona.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

persona f (plural personas)

  1. person