- persona grata,
- persona non grata,
- personal care,
- personal column,
- personal computer,
- personal day
Origin of personage
Examples from the Web for personage
Even compared with his personage in Casino Royale, the 007 of Quantum is basically a grunting eunuch.
That personage was on his legs when Lothair entered it, and was dictating to an officer writing at a table.Lothair|Benjamin Disraeli
I politely state my case to this personage, who cannot make apologies and promises enough.Madame Chrysantheme|Pierre Loti
In a sumptuously decorated study an elegantly clad Juve was listening to a personage.A Nest of Spies|Pierre Souvestre
This personage had risen from a neighbouring table, and, bringing his glass with him, had taken a seat beside Francis.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 4 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
Inquiring if that personage was in, he was told yes, but specially engaged.
mid-15c., "body of a person" (with regard to appearance), from Old French personage "size, stature," also "a dignitary" (13c.), from Medieval Latin personaticum (11c.), from persona (see person). Meaning "a person of high rank or distinction" is attested from c.1500 in English; as a longer way to say person, the word was in use from 1550s (but often slyly ironical, with suggestion that the subject is overly self-important).