1889, "a first performance of a play," from French première, in phrase première représentation, from fem. of premier "first" (see premier (adj.)). The verb is recorded from 1925. Related: Premiered; premiering.
"figure of speech or artistic representation in which something inanimate or abstract takes the form of a person," 1755, noun of action from personify. Sense of "embodiment of a quality in a person" is attested from 1807.
"the representation of the undraped human figure in visual art," 1708, from French nud, obsolete variant of nu "naked, nude, bare," from Latin nudus (see nude (adj.)). In the nude "in a condition of being unclothed" is by 1856.
"act of making false, false representation; a showing to be false or erroneous," 1560s, from Late Latin falsificationem (nominative falsificatio), noun of action from past-participle stem of falsificare "to falsify" (see falsify).