Origin of Afric

1580–90; < Latin Āfricus, equivalent to Āfr-, stem of Āfer African + -icus -ic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for afric

Historical Examples of afric

  • 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.

  • 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?

Word Origin and History for afric



1580s, from Latin Africus (see Africa).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper