nonpersonage

personage

[pur-suh-nij]
noun
1.
a person of distinction or importance.
2.
any person.
3.
a character in a play, story, etc.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English: body or image (statue, portrait) of a person (< Old French) < Medieval Latin persōnāgium. See person, -age

nonpersonage, noun


1. See person.
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personage (ˈpɜːsənɪdʒ)
 
n
1.  an important or distinguished person
2.  another word for person : a strange personage
3.  rare a figure in literature, history, etc

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personage
1461, "body of a person" (with regard to appearance), from O.Fr. personage (13c.), from M.L. personaticum (1057), from persona (see person). Meaning "a person of high rank or distinction" is attested from 1503; as a longer way to say person, the word was in use from c.1555
(but often slyly ironical, with suggestion that the subject is overly self-important).
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