persona

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See also: personá, persóna, and personā

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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).

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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.

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Asturian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin persōna (person).

Noun[edit]

persona f (plural persones)

  1. person

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin persōna (person).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

persona f (plural persones)

  1. person

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Esperanto[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. personal

Finnish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

persona

  1. Essive singular form of perso.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin persōna (person).

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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

Synonyms[edit]

  • (person (plural)): gente

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Ladin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin persōna (person).

Noun[edit]

persona f (plural persones)

  1. person

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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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Noun[edit]

persōna f (genitive persōnae); first declension

  1. mask
  2. character
  3. person, personality
  4. (grammar) person
Inflection[edit]

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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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
  • 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 Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], 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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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin persōna (person).

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Noun[edit]

persona f (plural personas)

  1. person