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Persona
See also: personá, persóna, and person?

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin pers?na ("mask; character"), of uncertain origin. Possibly from person? ("to sound through"); or from Ancient Greek (prós?pon, "face; appearance; mask used in ancient theatre to denote a character or, more generally, a social role"); or from Etruscan (?ersu). Doublet of person and parson.

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Noun

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.

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Asturian

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Etymology

From Latin pers?na ("person").

Noun

persona f (plural persones)

  1. person

Catalan

Etymology

From Old Occitan persona, from Latin pers?na ("person").

Pronunciation

Noun

persona f (plural persones)

  1. person

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Esperanto

Pronunciation

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /per'sona/
  • Hyphenation: per?so?na
  • Rhymes: -ona

Adjective

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

  1. personal

Finnish

Adjective

persona

  1. Essive singular form of perso.

Italian

Etymology

From Latin pers?na ("person"), of Etruscan origin.

Pronunciation

Noun

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

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin pers?na ("person").

Noun

persona f (plural persones)

  1. person

Latin

Etymology 1

Unknown. Possibly from Etruscan (?ersu) (with some Latin suffix), itself perhaps from Ancient Greek (prós?pon, "mask, character"), and possibly, as Roman writers often suggested, from person? ("to sound through").

Pronunciation

Noun

pers?na f (genitive pers?nae); 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

First-declension noun.

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References

  • 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

Inflection of the verb person?.

Verb

person?

  1. second-person singular active imperative of person?

Latvian

Etymology

From Latin pers?na ("person").

Noun

persona f (4th declension)

  1. person
  2. individual
  3. character

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Occitan

Etymology

From Old Occitan persona, from Latin persona.

Noun

persona f (plural personas)

  1. person

Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin pers?na ("person")[1].

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /per'sona/
  • Rhymes: -ona
  • Hyphenation: per?so?na

Noun

persona f (plural personas)

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

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