Definitions for personapərˈsoʊ nə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

per•so•napərˈsoʊ nə(n.)(pl.)-nae; -nas.

  1. Often, personae. a character in a fictional literary work.

    Category: Literature

  2. (in the psychology of C. G. Jung) the public role or personality a person assumes or is perceived to assume

    Category: Psychology

    Ref: (contrasted with anima 2 1 )

Origin of persona:

1905–10; < L persōna mask, character

Princeton's WordNet

  1. character, role, theatrical role, part, persona(noun)

    an actor's portrayal of someone in a play

    "she played the part of Desdemona"

  2. persona, image(noun)

    (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world

    "a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty"

Wiktionary

  1. persona(Noun)

    A social role.

  2. persona(Noun)

    A character played by an actor.

  3. persona(Noun)

    The mask or appearance one presents to the world.

  4. persona(Noun)

    A type of skin used in Mozilla software.

  5. Origin: From persona, sometimes said to derive from personare or from 03180304031303140316.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Persona(noun)

    same as Person, n., 8

Freebase

  1. Persona

    A persona, in the word's everyday usage, is a social role or a character played by an actor. The word is derived from Latin, where it originally referred to a theatrical mask. The Latin word probably derived from the Etruscan word "phersu", with the same meaning, and that from the Greek πρόσωπον. Its meaning in the latter Roman period changed to indicate a "character" of a theatrical performance or court of law, when it became apparent that different individuals could assume the same role, and legal attributes such as rights, powers, and duties followed the role. The same individuals as actors could play different roles, each with its own legal attributes, sometimes even in the same court appearance.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

person(noun)

a human being

There's a person outside who wants to speak to you.

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