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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 adjective

  1. African


First/second-declension adjective.

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


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  • africanus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • africanus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • 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