pessoa

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See also: Pessoa and pessõa

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese pessõa, from Vulgar Latin *pessona, from Latin persōna ‎(mask used by actor; role, part, character), perhaps a loanword from Etruscan *𐌘𐌄𐌓𐌔𐌖 ‎(φersu, mask), from Ancient Greek πρόσωπον ‎(prósōpon).

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Noun[edit]

pessoa f (plural pessoas)

  1. person (an individual being, especially a human)
    Estava vendo umas pessoas caminhar.
    I was watching some people walk.
  2. (formal) person (someone’s physical body)
    O sujeito portava uma arma em sua pessoa.
    The person was carrying a weapon in his person.
  3. (grammar) person (either the speaker, those spoken to or the subject of the discussion)
    Ele é um pronome da terceira pessoa.
    He is a third-person pronoun.
  4. (Christian theology) person (either of the three hypostases of the Holy Trinity)

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For usage examples of this term, see Citations:pessoa.

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