afro

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See also: Afro, afro-, and Afro-

English[edit]

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Musician Billy Preston with an Afro in 1974

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈæf.ɹoʊ/
  • (file)

Etymology[edit]

From Afro-. In relation to the sense 2, see latino and anglo.

Noun[edit]

afro (plural afros)

  1. hairstyle characterized by tightly curled locks and a rounded shape.
    • 2019, Bernardine Evaristo, Girl, Woman, Other, Penguin Books (2020), page 335:
      sheʼd been unmissable sitting in the front row of the lecture theatre with a crazy-ass afro and stunning face
  2. A person of African ancestry
    • 2012, Kevin K. Gates, American Africans in Ghana: Black Expatriates and the Civil Rights Era, University of North Carolina Press (2006), page 142-143:
      The Ghanaian government employed several Afros, as many of the expatriates called themselves, downplaying their Americanness, in ideological and infrastructure-building occupations.
    • 2022, Beatrice Materu, “The African Americans who chose to return to Africa”, in The EastAfrican[1], page 1:
      At the height of the American civil rights agitation, a number of members of the Black Panther movement moved to Tanzania, and lived outside Arusha where they formed a community, calling themselves ‘’Afros.’’
    • 2022, Jun Takahara, “Say It Loud — I’m Afro and I’m Proud: Why we need to replace our racial identity labels with (pan-)ethnic ones”, in Medium[2], page 1:
      Afrodescendants (or simply Afros) are the descendants of Africans who were dispersed.

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Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈafro]
  • Hyphenation: af‧ro

Noun[edit]

afro n

  1. A hairstyle characterized by a tightly curled locks and a rounded shape.
    Dominik Feri shodil své legendární afro[1]

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English afro.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaː.froː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: afro

Noun[edit]

afro m (plural afro's, diminutive afrootje n)

  1. afro, fro

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English afro.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑfro/, [ˈɑfro̞]
  • Rhymes: -ɑfro
  • Syllabification(key): af‧ro

Noun[edit]

afro

  1. afro (hairstyle)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of afro (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative afro afrot
genitive afron afrojen
partitive afroa afroja
illative afroon afroihin
singular plural
nominative afro afrot
accusative nom. afro afrot
gen. afron
genitive afron afrojen
partitive afroa afroja
inessive afrossa afroissa
elative afrosta afroista
illative afroon afroihin
adessive afrolla afroilla
ablative afrolta afroilta
allative afrolle afroille
essive afrona afroina
translative afroksi afroiksi
instructive afroin
abessive afrotta afroitta
comitative afroineen
Possessive forms of afro (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person afroni afromme
2nd person afrosi afronne
3rd person afronsa

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French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

afro m (plural afros)

  1. afro (hairstyle)

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.fro/
  • Rhymes: -afro
  • Hyphenation: à‧fro

Etymology 1[edit]

Uncertain.

Adjective[edit]

afro (feminine afra, masculine plural afri, feminine plural afre)

  1. (literary) sharp, tart, sour, acerbic, bitter
    Synonyms: aspro, (literary) lazzo
    • 13th century, “Libro quinto, Cap. ⅩⅢ. Delle Melagrane”, in Trattato dell'agricoltura [Treatise On Agriculture]‎[3], translation of Opus ruralium commodorum libri Ⅻ by Pietro De' Crescenzi, published 1605, page 236:
      Ed è da sapere, che le melagrane sono di quattro parti composte, le quali tutte sono afre e lazze.
      And it must be known that pomegranates are composed of four parts, which are all sharp and tart [in taste].

References[edit]

  • afro1 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

afro (feminine afra, masculine plural afri, feminine plural afre)

  1. (literary) African
    Synonym: africano
    • (Can we date this quote?) Moreto, Venice, translation of Moretum, published 1827, page 7:
      questa ¶ Era unica servente, afra di stirpe
      She was the only servant, African in descent
    • 1809, Vincenzo Monti, La palingenesi politica, Milan, page 24:
      [] e l’afra madre [] partorisce i figli.
      and the African mother gives birth to the children

References[edit]

  • afro2 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

āfrō

  1. dative/ablative masculine/neuter singular of āfer

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English afro.

Noun[edit]

afro m (definite singular afroen, indefinite plural afroar, definite plural afroane)

  1. an afro

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English afro.

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Noun[edit]

afro n (indeclinable)

  1. afro (hairstyle)

Further reading[edit]

  • afro in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • afro in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

afro (invariable)

  1. African (of African culture)

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French afro or English afro.

Adjective[edit]

afro m or f or n (indeclinable)

  1. afro

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Adverb[edit]

afro

  1. afro

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈafɾo/, [ˈaf.ɾo]

Noun[edit]

afro m (plural afros)

  1. afro (hairstyle)

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