Usage Late Greek
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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 11/17/2016
Derived from the Greek verb φροντίζω (phrontizo) meaning "to take care of, to attend to" as well as "to consider, to reflect, to take thought", which is ultimately derived from the Greek verb φρονέω (phroneo) meaning "to think" as well as "to be minded". Also compare the closely related names Phronios and Phrontis as well as any Greek given name ending in -phron, such as Alkiphron, Euphron and Lykophron.Phronton was the name of a Greek author and rhetorician from the 2nd century AD, who (as it should be noted) was en is often confused with the 2nd-century Roman grammarian and rhetorician Marcus Cornelius Fronto (see Fronto).