Afric

adjective
Af·​ric | \ ˈafrik \

Definition of Afric

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: african

Afric

noun
Af·​ric | \ ˈa-frik \
plural -s

Definition of Afric (Entry 2 of 2)

: african

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First Known Use of Afric

Adjective

circa 1529, in the meaning defined above

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Afric

Adjective

borrowed from Latin Āfricus “of the Roman province of Africa (present-day northern Tunisia), of the continent of Africa,” from Āfr-, Āfer “of Africa, inhabitant of North Africa (other than Egypt)” (of unknown origin) + -icus -ic entry 1

Noun

derivative of afric

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“Afric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Afric. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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