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Definition for: person

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English

Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
wife hear least #311: person case fact known

Etymology

From Middle English persone < Old French persone (human being) < Latin persona (a dramatic mask , hence role, part, character ), possibly < Etruscan phersu ("mask").

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈpɜː(r)sən/ , / "p3:(r)s@n /
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(r)sən

Noun

person ( plural: persons , people (by suppletion))

  1. Human being; individual.
  2. Specific human being.
    Where is the person ?
  3. The physical body of a specified individual.
    Meanwhile, the dazed Sullivan, dressed like a bum with no identification on his person , is arrested and put to work on a brutal Southern chain gang. New York Times, 2004
  4. ( law ) Any individual or formal organization with standing before the courts.
    By common law a corporation or a trust is legally a person .
  5. ( grammar ) A linguistic category used to distinguish between the speaker of an utterance and those to whom or about whom he is speaking. See grammatical person.

Translations

Human being (1)
  • Arabic: شَخص (ʃáxʂ)
  • Basque: pertsona
  • Breton: den m .
  • Bulgarian: човек (čovek) m .
  • Catalan: persona f .
  • Chinese: 人 (rén)
  • Danish: person m .
  • Dutch: persoon m . f .
  • Esperanto: persono
  • Estonian: isik
  • Finnish: ihminen, henkilö
  • French: personne f .
  • German: Person f .
  • Greek: άτομον (átomon) n .
  • Guaraní: ava
  • Indonesian: orang
  • Interlingua: persona
  • Italian: persona f .
  • Japanese: 人 (ひと, hitó)
  • Korean: 사람 (saram)
  • Latin: homo m .
  • Manchu: (niyalma)
  • Mapudungun: ché
  • Mycenaean: 𐀀𐀵𐀫𐀦 (a-to-ro-quo = *antrōquos)
  • Norwegian: person
  • Novial: persone
  • Persian: شَخص (šæxs)
  • Polish: osoba f .
  • Portuguese: pessoa f .
  • Romanian: persoană f .
  • Russian: человек (čelovék) m .
  • Serbian: особа (osoba) f . , човек (čovek) m .
  • Slovak: osoba f .
  • Slovene: oseba f .
  • Spanish: personaje
  • Swedish: person
  • Tupinambá: abá
Specific human being (2)
  • Dutch: persoon m . f .
  • Italian: persona f .
  • Norwegian: person
  • Novial: persone
  • Slovene: oseba f .
  • Swedish: person
The physical body of a specified individual (3)
  • Dutch: persoon m . f .
  • Italian: persona f .
  • Norwegian: person
  • Novial: persone
  • Slovene: oseba f .
Any individual or formal organization with standing before the courts (4)
  • Dutch: persoon m . f .
  • Italian: persona f .
  • Norwegian: person
  • Novial: persone
  • Slovene: oseba f .
  • Spanish: persona f .
A linguistic category (5)
  • Dutch: persoon m . f .
  • Italian: persona f .
  • Norwegian: person
  • Novial: persone
  • Polish: osoba f .
  • Portuguese: pessoa f .
  • Slovene: oseba f .
  • Spanish: persona f .
  • Swedish: person
  • Albanian : vetë f .
  • Belarusian : пэрсона (persona) f . , асоба (asoba) f .
  • Croatian : osoba f .
  • Czech : osoba f .
  • Esperanto : homo
  • Hebrew : בן אדם (ben ádam)
  • Hungarian : személy
  • Irish : duine
  • Kinyarwanda : umuntu
  • Kirundi : umuntu
  • Persian : نَفَر (næfær)
  • Russian : персона (persóna) f . , лицо (litsó) n .
  • Scots Gaelic : duine m .
  • Spanish : persona f . , individuo m .
  • Tetum : ema
  • Warlpiri : yapa

Derived terms


Norwegian

Noun

person m . ( definite singular personen ; indefinite plural personer ; definite plural personene )

  1. person

Swedish

Inflection for person Singular Plural
Common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative person personen personer personerna
Genitive persons personens personers personernas

Noun

person

  1. Human being
  2. Individual

Other Translations for "person"

Braille 6 Dot
Braille 8 Dot
Sign Language Spelling
Morse Codeperson
Hexf0 65 72 f3 6f ee
Pig Latinersonpay

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