Africanus
Origin/Usage
Latin
Pronunciation
af-ri-KAN-oos
Meaning
Free from cold and horror
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The name Africanus is thought to be the ancient Greek form for the continent of Africa. The Greek word “phrike” means 'cold and horror', and the prefix “a” in front means the opposite of the word. The name was therefore taken to mean 'the land that was free from cold and horror'.

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