Person (word)

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Person (/ˈpɜ:(r)ˌsən/) is an English noun.[1] meaning a human.

It is unusual insofar as it has both a regular plural "persons", which is generally used in Legal English and highly formal English, and seemingly uniquely for English, also a suppletive plural "people".

The /r/ will not typically be pronounced in non-rhotic accents.

Derived from Latin, it is a cognate with French personne (f), Spanish persona, etc. It’s also a cognate with German "(die) Person", Dutch "persoon", etc.

It’s also a doublet with "parson" and "persona".

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