[per-soh-nee] /pərˈsoʊ ni/

a collection of poems (1926) by Ezra Pound.
[per-soh-nuh] /pərˈsoʊ nə/
noun, plural personae
[per-soh-nee] /pərˈsoʊ ni/ (Show IPA), personas.
a person.
personae, the characters in a play, novel, etc.
the narrator of or a character in a literary work, sometimes identified with the author.
(in the psychology of C. G. Jung) the mask or façade presented to satisfy the demands of the situation or the environment and not representing the inner personality of the individual; the public personality (contrasted with ).
a person’s perceived or evident personality, as that of a well-known official, actor, or celebrity; personal image; public role.
noun (pl) -nae (-niː)
(often pl) a character in a play, novel, etc
an assumed identity or character
(in Jungian psychology) the mechanism that conceals a person’s true thoughts and feelings, esp in his adaptation to the outside world

1917, “outward or social personality,” a Jungian psychology term, from Latin persona “person” (see person). Used earlier (1909) by Ezra Pound in the sense “literary character representing voice of the author.” Persona grata is Late Latin, literally “an acceptable person,” originally applied to diplomatic representatives acceptable to the governments to which they were sent; hence also persona non grata (plural personæ non gratæ).

persona per·so·na (pər-sō’nə)
n. pl. per·so·nas or per·so·nae (-nē)
The role that one assumes or displays in public or society; one’s public image or personality, as distinguished from the inner self.


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