Afric

1 of 2

adjective

Af·​ric
ˈafrik
: african

Afric

2 of 2

noun

Af·​ric
ˈa-frik
plural -s
: african

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

Adjective

circa 1529, in the meaning defined above

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Afric was before the 12th century

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“Afric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Afric. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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