noun, plural per·so·nae [per-soh-nee] /pərˈsoʊ ni/, per·so·nas.
Origin of persona
Related Words for personaepersonality, case, customer, oddball, freak, figure, oddity, eccentric, nut, queer, personage, clown, crank, spook, weirdo, original, card, duck, zombie, wack
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"Personae," the first book published in London, followed early in 1909.
"Personae" and "Exultations" show his talent for turning his studies to account.
A list of personae is given in the original on the verso of the title-leaf.The Tragedy Of Caesar's Revenge
Certain of the poems in "Lustra" have offended admirers of the verse of the "Personae" period.
Its personae are the men and women who constantly appear and reappear throughout this cycle.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II)
Henry Osborn Taylor
noun plural -nae (-niː)
Word Origin for persona
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).