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Webster 1913 Edition


Persona


Per-so′na

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Noun.
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pl.
Personæ
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[L.]
(Biol.)
Same as
Person
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Noun.
, 8.

Definition 2022


persona

persona

See also: personá, persóna, and personā

English

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. (computing) A type of skin used in Mozilla software.

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Asturian

Noun

persona f (plural persones)

  1. person

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin persōna (person).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pəɾˈsonə/
  • Rhymes: -ona

Noun

persona f (plural persones)

  1. person

Esperanto

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 persona.

Pronunciation

Noun

persona f (plural persone)

  1. person, pl people, persons
  2. someone, somebody, anybody
  3. body, figure
  4. (law) person, body
  5. (psychology) persona

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Ladin

Noun

persona f (plural persones)

  1. person

Latin

Etymology 1

  • Possibly from Etruscan 𐌘𐌄𐌓𐌔𐌖 (φersu) (with some Latin suffix), itself maybe from Ancient Greek πρόσωπον (prósōpon, mask, character).
  • Alternatively, as Roman writers often suggested, from personō (to sound through).

Pronunciation

Noun

persōna f (genitive persōnae); first declension

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

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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Etymology 2

Inflection of the verb personō.

Verb

personā

  1. second-person singular active imperative of personō

Latvian

Noun

persona f (4th declension)

  1. person
  2. individual
  3. character

Declension


Spanish

Etymology

From Latin persona.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /peɾˈsona/

Noun

persona f (plural personas)

  1. person