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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. 2015.
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  • What all that Afric's golden rivers roll, Her odorous woods, and shining ivory stores?

  • 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
  • The only man in all our burning Afric Who ever taught my bosom how to love!

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

    Wounds in the rain Stephen Crane
  • What the devil did I mean, to play with this brunette of Afric?

  • The river water, by the way, is a muddy yellow now and leaves a deep deposit of Afric's golden sand in your glass or basin.

    Ladysmith H. W. Nevinson
  • 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
  • Once it was a Phocæan village, and hook-nosed Afric folk had stepped through on long, thin feet.

    The Wind Bloweth Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
  • In the original book: et Indi occident, et Afric meridionali.

Word Origin and History for Afric

1580s, from Latin Africus (see Africa).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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