Proper Noun


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  • From Middle English Affrike, from Old French Affrique, Affrike, from Latin Āfrica, from Āfrī, singular Āfer (inhabitant of the country of Carthage), in turn either from:
  • The Punic or Phoenician word 𐤏𐤐𐤓, which has cognates in other Semitic languages.
  • The word ifri, plural ifran, in reference to cave dwellers of Tunisia (see Tataouine).
  • Ancient Greek ἀ- + φρίκη, meaning "without cold"
  • Latin aprica.

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