Other Word Forms of Frontispiece
Origin of Frontispiece
Alteration (influenced by piece) of French frontispice from Late Latin frontispicium façade of a building Latin frontis genitive of frōns forehead, front Latin specere to look at spek- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle French frontispice, from Latin frontispicium, from frons (forehead) + specere (look at). Spelling altered due to folk etymology influenced by piece.
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