Definition of Afer, Afrus
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Orthography ID = 2001715
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LNS
Āfer, Āfrī
(Āfrus, -)
Afer
Mostly Plural
noun (m., 2nd declension)
  1. an African
  2. Africans
Abbreviations
Āfer, fra, frum, adj. v. Africa, African: litus, Ov. H. 7, 169: aequora, the sea between Africa and Sicily, id. F. 4, 289: avis, i. e. a Numidian hen, in high estimation on account of its size and rareness, Hor. Epod. 2, 53: Afro Murice tinctae lanae, i. e. of Gaetulia, id. C. 2, 16, 35; cf. id. Ep. 2, 2, 181, and Ov. F. 2, 318.

—Hence, subst.: Āfer, an African, and Āfri, ōrum, m., Africans, Cic. Balb. 18: sitientes Afri, Verg. E. 1, 65: discincti, ungirded, i. e. unwarlike, id. A. 8, 724: dirus Afer, i. e. Hannibal, Hor. C. 4, 4, 42.

—Poet.: medius liquor Secernit Europen ab Afro, i. e. from Africa, Hor. C. 3, 3, 47.
 
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