noun, plural per·so·nae [per-soh-nee] /pərˈsoʊ ni/, per·so·nas.
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Origin of persona
Definition for persona (2 of 4)
Origin of in propria persona
Definition for persona (3 of 4)
noun, plural per·so·nae gra·tae [per-soh-nahy grah-tahy; English per-soh-nee grah-tee, grey-, grat-ee] /pɛrˈsoʊ naɪ ˈgrɑ taɪ; English pərˈsoʊ ni ˈgrɑ ti, ˈgreɪ-, ˈgræt i/. Latin.
Definition for persona (4 of 4)
noun, plural per·so·nae non gra·tae [per-soh-nahy nohn grah-tahy; English per-soh-nee non grah-tee, grey-, grat-ee] /pɛrˈsoʊ naɪ noʊn ˈgrɑ taɪ; English pərˈsoʊ ni nɒn ˈgrɑ ti, ˈgreɪ-, ˈgræt i/. Latin.
Examples from the Web for persona
Indeed, in as much as clothes define us, Hurley had the strange distinction of having her persona defined by a dress.Happy 20th Birthday, Liz Hurley’s Safety-Pin Dress|Tim Teeman|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And he has remained perpetually ready for whatever else might arise, keeping his truck as sparkling as his persona.
Egypt expelled the Turkish ambassador last year, prompting Ankara to declare the Egyptian envoy in Turkey persona non grata.Turkey Takes in ‘Terrorists’ from the Muslim Brotherhood|Thomas Seibert|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Two of the biggest of those, Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, are currently persona non grata in much of the Western world.Benedict Cumberbatch on 'The Imitation Game,' Homophobia, and How to Combat ISIS|Marlow Stern|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet they are, as Garcia says, “persona non grata on our own tribal land.”A Shooting on a Tribal Land Uncovers Feds Running Wild|Caitlin Dickson|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Seeing that I would henceforth be persona non grata at the palace, I sought obscurity in the writing and publication of books.The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce|Ambrose Bierce
I may have been persona non grata, but, if so, she did not express her feeling.Birds of the Rockies|Leander Sylvester Keyser
Our medical term autopsy thus means literally a persona inspection of internal parts, ordinarily hidden.On the Natural Faculties|Galen
The emperor himself (see under Emperor) was always regarded, and at his coronation treated, as a persona ecclesiastica.
To this extent the persona must be considered an excerpt of the collective psyche, and also a component of the collective psyche.Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology|C. G. Jung
British Dictionary definitions for persona (1 of 4)
noun plural -nae (-niː)
Word Origin for persona
British Dictionary definitions for persona (2 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for persona (3 of 4)
noun plural personae gratae (pɜːˈsəʊniː ˈɡrɑːtiː)
British Dictionary definitions for persona (4 of 4)
noun plural personae non gratae (pɜːˈsəʊniː nɒn ˈɡrɑːtiː)
Medicine definitions for persona
n. pl. per•so•nas
Culture definitions for persona
A person who is no longer favored or welcome: “After my angry words with the manager, I am persona non grata at the video store.” From Latin, meaning “an unacceptable person.”