Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for personal in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
From Middle English personal, personele, from Anglo-Norman personel, personal, personell, Old French personal, personel, from Late Latin persōnālis (“of a person, personly”), equivalent to person + -al.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɜː.sən.əl/, /ˈpɜːs.nəl/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈpɜɹ.sən.əl/, /ˈpɜɹs.nəl/
- Hyphenation: per‧son‧al, perso‧nal
personal (comparative more