This entry could use some more detail…

I’d never have guessed this from the word itself. A single citation from Milton nearly 350 years ago and it’s still not listed as obsolete, rare or anything. The etymology is a direct borrowing from Latin meaning “African”. Cool word, though.

afer

The south-west wind.

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Listening to: The Academy Of Ancient Music – The Academy Of Ancient Music – 06 – Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066, I. Ouverture
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