Person

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See also: person and -person

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Person

  1. A surname​.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German persōn, persōne, from Latin persōna.

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  • IPA(key): /pɛrˈzoːn/, [pɛɐ̯ˈzoːn], [pɛʁˈzoːn]
  • (file)

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Person f (genitive Person, plural Personen, diminutive Persönchen n, masculine Mannsperson, feminine Weibsperson or Frauensperson)

  1. person, individual
    Ein Tisch für zwei Personen, bitte!
    A table for two, please!
    An der Schlägerei waren mehrere polizeibekannte Personen beteiligt.
    Several individuals known to police were involved in the brawl.
  2. (derogatory, dated) someone (often female) who is not proper company, mostly because they are of lower class or doubtful morals
    Diese Person kommt mir nicht mehr ins Haus!
    I don’t want this person in my house again!

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  • The German word is used chiefly when the identity of the person is either unknown or irrelevant (as in “somebody”, “anybody”). Otherwise Mensch is preferred in many contexts. For example, one would say Sie ist ein netter Mensch. (She’s a nice person.) Person would sound odd in this sentence.

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Person f (plural Persone)

  1. person

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally a patronymic form Per +‎ -son "son of Per". A rare spelling variant of Persson.

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Person c (genitive Persons)

  1. A surname, from patronymics​.

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