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Āfer , fra, frum, adj. v. Africa,
I.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 Gœtulia, id. C. 2, 16, 35; cf. id. Ep. 2, 2, 181, and Ov. F. 2, 318.—Hence, subst.: Āfer , an African, and Ă_fri , 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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