persona

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See also: personá, persóna, and personā

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: per‧so‧na

Noun[edit]

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.
  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.

Descendants[edit]

  • Japanese: ペルソナ (perusona)

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Asturian[edit]

Asturian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ast

Etymology[edit]

From Latin persōna (person).

Noun[edit]

persona f (plural persones)

  1. person

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan persona, from Latin persōna (person).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

persona f (plural persones)

  1. person

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Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /perˈsona/
  • Hyphenation: per‧so‧na
  • Rhymes: -ona

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. personal

Finnish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

persona

  1. Essive singular form of perso.

Indonesian[edit]

Indonesian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia id

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin persona.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [pərˈsona]
  • Hyphenation: pêr‧so‧na

Noun[edit]

persona or 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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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin persōna (person), of Etruscan origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /perˈso.na/
  • Hyphenation: per‧so‧na
  • (file)
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

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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Ladin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin persōna (person).

Noun[edit]

persona f (plural persones)

  1. person

Latgalian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin persona. Cognates include Latvian persona.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

persona f

  1. person

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Unknown. Links have been suggested

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

persōna f (genitive persōnae); first declension

  1. mask
  2. character
  3. (grammar) person
  4. (Medieval Latin) a person, personality
  5. (Medieval Latin) a lord
  6. (Medieval Latin) dignity
Declension[edit]

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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References[edit]

  • 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, 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 2[edit]

Inflection of the verb personō.

Verb[edit]

personā

  1. second-person singular active imperative of personō

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin persōna (person).

Noun[edit]

persona f (4th declension)

  1. person
  2. individual
  3. character

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Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan persona, from Latin persona.

Noun[edit]

persona f (plural personas)

  1. person

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

From Latin persōna.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

persona f

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

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Further reading[edit]

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

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin persōna (person)[1].

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

persona f (plural personas)

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

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