1) A human being, whether man, woman, or child as distinguished from an animal or a thing.
M.E. persone, from O.Fr. persone "human being," from L. persona "human being," originally "character in a drama, mask," possibly borrowed from Etruscan phersu "mask," from Gk. prosopa "face; mask" + -na a suffix.
Tanum, from O.Pers. and Av., related to Mod./Mid.Pers. tan "body, person," O.Pers. tanūš "body," tanūm [acc.sg.] "(to) onself;" Av. tanū- "body, person, self," tanūm [acc.sg.]; cf. Skt. tanūš- "body, self;" PIE base *ten-uh- "body."
1) A person of distinction or importance.
M.E. "form, appearance, stature, figure, air, and the like, of a person," from O.Fr. personage "size, stature; a dignitary," from M.L. personagium, from persona, → person.
Tanumsâ, from tanum, → person, + -sâ, contraction of -âsâ, suffix of "form, type, similarity."
Of or pertaining to a particular person; individual; private. → personal equation.
Fr.: équation personnelle
A systematic observational error due to the characteristics of the observer.
The sum total of the physical, mental, emotional, and social characteristics of an individual (Dictionary.com).
1) tanumidan; 2) tanumârdan
Fr.: 1) personnaliser; 2) personnifier
1) The attribution of human nature or character to animals, inanimate objects, or
abstract notions, especially as a rhetorical figure.
Verbal noun of → personify.
1) To conceive of or represent as a person or as having human qualities or powers.
A body of persons employed in an organization or place of work (Dictionary.com).
From Fr. personnel (as contrasted with matériel), from O.Fr. personel, → personal.
Tanumgân, from tanum, → personal, + -gân multiplicity suffix.