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From noun Āfrica (a noun elliptic of "terra Africa"), feminine form of āfricus, from the name of the Āfri (singular Afer) (a tribal people of the area near Carthage) + suffix -icus + second adjective suffix -anus.



āfricānus (feminine āfricāna, neuter āfricānum); first/second declension

  1. African


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative āfricānus āfricāna āfricānum āfricānī āfricānae āfricāna
genitive āfricānī āfricānae āfricānī āfricānōrum āfricānārum āfricānōrum
dative āfricānō āfricānō āfricānīs
accusative āfricānum āfricānam āfricānum āfricānōs āfricānās āfricāna
ablative āfricānō āfricānā āfricānō āfricānīs
vocative āfricāne āfricāna āfricānum āfricānī āfricānae āfricāna


Related terms[edit]


  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “africanus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • africanus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the senate decrees to Africanus the honours of a triumph: triumphum senatus Africano decernit (Fin. 4. 9. 22)
  • africanus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • africanus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray