[extropy-chat] The Language of Euphamism versus Life of my Son

Mike Lorrey mlorrey at yahoo.com
Thu May 19 14:27:52 UTC 2005

What did Etruscans call people who were not phersu, and what is the
modern equivalent, if there is any?

--- scerir <scerir at libero.it> wrote:
> > .... are not *persons*. 
> It seems that 'person' (Latin: 'persona')
> comes from 'phersu' (Etruscan) which means
> mask, actor, dancer, even priest, etc.
> A painting of the dancing Phersu is here
> http://www.phersu.org/ 

Mike Lorrey
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