pearsa

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish persa, from Old Irish persan, from Latin persōna.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pearsa f ‎(genitive singular pearsan, nominative plural pearsana)

  1. person
  2. (theater, literature) person, character
  3. (grammar) person
  4. figure, person, personality

Declension[edit]

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Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
pearsa phearsa bpearsa
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "pearsa" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • persa” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish persa, from Old Irish persan, from Latin persōna.

Noun[edit]

pearsa m, f ‎(genitive singular pearsa, plural pearsachan or pearsannan)

  1. person
  2. character (in a book, film etc)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • persa” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.