Afer


Afer

Afer may refer to:

* Afer, an individual of the Afri tribe after which the continent of Africa is probably named
* Afer, a roman Cognomen in reference to Africa, see list of Roman cognomina.
* AFER, an alternate acronym for the Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon
* Afer pigeon ("Columba unicincta")
* Afer ventus, another name for Lips, the Roman deity of the southwest wind. See Anemoi.
** A song on the 1991 Enya album "Shepherd Moons"
* Antonius Guilelmus Amo Afer (1703–c.1759), alternate name for Anton Wilhelm Amo, Ghanaian-German academic
* Arnobius Afer (d. 4th century), also Arnobius the Elder, Roman rhetorician in the province of Africa
* Domitius Afer (d. 60), Roman orator
* Gaius Marius Victorinus Afer (4th cent.), also Gaius Marius Victorinus, Roman grammarian and rhetorician
* Publius Aelius Hadrianus Afer, father of the Roman emperor Hadrian
* Publius Terentius Afer (d. 159 BC), Roman comic playwright better known as Terence

Scientific names

:"All named because the species is native to Africa."
* "Cinnyris afer", Greater Double-collared Sunbird
* "Euplectes afer", Yellow-crowned Bishop
* "Francolinus afer", Red-necked Francolin
* "Nilaus afer", Brubru
* "Orycteropus afer", aardvark
* "Papyrocranus afer ", Reticulate Knifefish
* "Parus afer", Southern Grey Tit, also classified as "Melaniparus afer"
* "Ptilostomus afer", piapiac
* "Turtur afer", Blue-spotted Wood Dove
* "Afer", a genus of gastropods


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  • afer — (de «a 2» y «fer»; ant.) m. Negocio o quehacer. * * * afer. (De fer). m. desus. Negocio, quehacer. Era u. m. en pl …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Afer — A fer, n. [L.] The southwest wind. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Afer — Afer, 1) des Hercules Sohn, nach welchem Afrika benannt sein soll; 2) so v.w. Afrikaner; 3) Domitius A., Redner aus Nemausus (Gallien), unter Tiberius, wurde 26 n. Chr. Ankläger der Agrippina, deshalb von Caligula verfolgt, wurde er… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Afer — AFER, ri, (⇒ Tab. XVII.) einer von des Herkules vielen Söhnen, von welchem das heutige dritte Welttheil. Africa, den Namen haben soll. Nat. Comes Mythol. lib. VII. c. 1. p. m. 692 …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • afer — → affaire …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • afer — sustantivo masculino 1. Affaire …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • afer — (De fer). m. desus. Negocio, quehacer. Era u. m. en pl.) …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Afer, SS. — SS. Afer et Soc., MM. (5. Aug.) Lat. Afer = ein Afrikaner. – Der hl. Afer war der Oheim (Vatersbruder) der hl. Afra in Augsburg und erlitt daselbst den Martertod unter Gaius in der diocletianischen Verfolgung, am 5. Aug. 304. An demselben Tage… …   Vollständiges Heiligen-Lexikon

  • AFER — I. AFER Hadriani Imperatoris Romani pater. Spartian. Hadriano c 1. pater Aelius Hadrianus cognomentô Afer fuit. Xiphilinus τι῏ο δὲ Α᾿δριανὸς, γεόος μὲν Α᾿δριανοῦ Α῎φρου υἱός. Suidas, ἦν δὲ τὸ γεν´ος βουλἐυτοῦ πατρὸς, ἐςτατηγηκότος Α῎φγου, οὕτω… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Afer — Ifrenides الإفرنيون ar al Ifriniyoune 790   1066 …   Wikipédia en Français


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