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[af-rik] /ˈæf rɪk/
Origin of Afric
1580-90; < Latin Āfricus, equivalent to Āfr-, stem of Āfer African + -icus -ic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Here, too, might be seen the swarthy Saracen, with wares from Spain and Afric 34.

    Harold, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Androcles returned at Rome the civilities which he had received from him in the deserts of Afric.

    Heads and Tales Various
  • Some voices were singing an Afric wail of forsaken love and death.

    Wounds in the rain Stephen Crane
  • The only man in all our burning Afric Who ever taught my bosom how to love!

  • What the devil did I mean, to play with this brunette of Afric?

  • Allee want to get to Afric, and dem as not belong to Cape Town ship for dere own country.

    My Danish Sweetheart, Volume 3 of 3 William Clark Russell
  • And she returned to Afric, vowing unto Thee never to know any other man, leaving with me my son by her.

  • All have gone southwards towards the Afric shore, seeking warmth and days of endless sunshine.

    A Cotswold Village J. Arthur Gibbs
  • My father was a wealthy merchant, who traded between the inland countries of Afric and the ports of the Red Sea.

  • Of Afric's sands and glittering stars the number first let him tell, who wishes to keep count of your many-thousand sports.

    The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus Caius Valerius Catullus
Word Origin and History for Afric

1580s, from Latin Africus (see Africa).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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