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According to wikipedia, the existing in English language word façade or simply facade is supposedly a loan word from French façade which means frontage or face. It was borrowed into French from Italian facciata, and this comes from faccia for face and finally from Latin facia. Interestingly, we have in Polish a word fasada but also a word facjata, the later one very similar in pronunciation to Italian facciata, but used rather to describe a dormer window.

Portuguese alcobaça translates into English alcove. The first part of the word “al” indicates that it is a loan word from Arabic

This is my third photo from Alcobaça on TrekEarth. A wider postcard style view of the entrance to the monastery you can see here:
https://www.trekearth.com/viewphotos.php?l=7&p=1127650

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