- Geddes, Leonard (1911). "Person". Catholic Encyclopedia. 11. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/11726a.htm. Retrieved on 9 ਮਾਰਚ 2011. "The Latin word persona was originally used to denote the mask worn by an actor. From this it was applied to the role he assumed, and, finally, to any character on the stage of life, to any individual.".