Spanish Word of the Week – Anteojos

Anteojos – This is the word for eye glasses.
 
This is a great word.  It comes from the words ante (Spanish for before) and ojos (Spanish for eyes).  Literally the word means “before eyes”. It makes sense. Where do you put your glasses?  Before your eyes. Therefore those things on the end of so many people’s noses are appropriately called anteojos.