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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French personnage, from Old French personage

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

personage (plural personages)

  1. A famous or important person.
    • 1872, Oliver Wendell Holmes [Sr.], The Poet at the Breakfast-Table, page 230:
      I can only say they have been in pretty close conversation several times of late, and, if I dared to think it of so very calm and dignified a personage, I should say that her color was a little heightened after one or more of these interviews.
  2. The creation of corporate persons named after living people.

Usage notesEdit

  • (a famous or important person): In modern use, the noun personage is typically used with a partially redundant adjective, such as "notable" or "great"; as such, it may fairly be said to mean simply "person".

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French personnage.

PronunciationEdit

Hyphenation: per‧so‧na‧ge

NounEdit

personage n (plural personages)

  1. Character in a work of fiction.
    Iago is een personage in Shakespeares Othello.
    Iago is a character in Shakespeare's Othello.