The other face-cards are pretty obvious.

King is a king, Queen is a queen, Jack is a prince

What about ace?

  • Jack is a prince? Is that a thing?
    – Buh Buh
    Jan 30 '19 at 17:52

We got "Ace" from the French "as", which got it from the Latin "as", meaning something like "unit" or "whole". The term was applied first to the one-spot side of a die, and only later to cards.

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