frontal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English frountel, from Old French frontel, from Medieval Latin frontalis; equivalent to front +‎ -al. Cf. French frontal.

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Adjective[edit]

frontal (not comparable)

  1. Of, relating to, directed toward, or situated at the front.
    a frontal attack
  2. (anatomy) Of or relating to the forehead or frontal bone.
  3. (anatomy) Of or relating to the frontal plane.
  4. Of or relating to a weather front.

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Noun[edit]

frontal (plural frontals)

  1. A drapery covering the front of an altar.
    • 1969, David G. Irwin, The Visual Arts, Taste and Criticism (page 27)
      Even the mantelpiece is adorned with a totally unfunctional tasselled valance rather like an altar frontal.
  2. The façade of a building.
  3. (anatomy) The bone at the front of the skull, behind the forehead.
  4. Any of the scales of a reptile that lie in the general region of the forehead, more specifically between the eyes and to the anterior of this area.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From front +‎ -al, or borrowed from Medieval Latin frontalis (frontal), from Latin frons.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

frontal (masculine and feminine plural frontals)

  1. frontal

Noun[edit]

frontal m (plural frontals)

  1. frontal bone

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Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French frontal.

Adjective[edit]

frontal

  1. frontal

References[edit]

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[1], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

front +‎ -al; cf. also Medieval Latin frontalis, from Latin frons. See also fronteau and frontail.

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Adjective[edit]

frontal (feminine singular frontale, masculine plural frontaux, feminine plural frontales)

  1. frontal (relating to the forehead)

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fronte +‎ -al, or borrowed from Medieval Latin frontalis (frontal), from Latin frons.

Adjective[edit]

frontal m, f (plural frontais)

  1. frontal

Noun[edit]

frontal m (plural frontais)

  1. (anatomy) the frontal bone

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fʀɔnˈtaːl/
  • Rhymes: -aːl
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

frontal (not comparable)

  1. frontal

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fronte +‎ -al, or borrowed from Medieval Latin frontalis (frontal), from Latin frons.

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Adjective[edit]

frontal m, f (plural frontais, comparable)

  1. frontal

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Noun[edit]

frontal m (plural frontais)

  1. frontal bone

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin frontalis (frontal), from Latin frons.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fɾonˈtal/, [fɾõn̪ˈt̪al]
  • Hyphenation: fron‧tal

Adjective[edit]

frontal (plural frontales)

  1. frontal

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Noun[edit]

frontal m (plural frontales)

  1. frontal bone
  2. frontalis, frontalis muscle

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