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A·far

 (ä′fär)
n. pl. Afar or A·fars
1. A member of a people of Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia.
2. The Cushitic language of the Afar.

[Afar qafár.]

a·far

 (ə-fär′)
adv.
From, at, or to a great distance: saw it afar off; traveled afar.
n.
A long distance: tales from afar.

[Middle English afer, from on fer, far, and from of fer, from afar, from Old English feor, far; see far.]

afar

(əˈfɑː)
adv
at, from, or to a great distance
n
a great distance (esp in the phrase from afar)
[C14: a fer, altered from earlier on fer and of fer; see a-2, far]

a•far

(əˈfɑr)

adv.
from, at, or to a distance; far away (often fol. by off): He saw the castle afar off.
Idioms:
from afar, from a long way off.
[1125–75; Middle English a fer, on ferr. See a-1, far]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.afar - (old-fashioned) at or from or to a great distanceafar - (old-fashioned) at or from or to a great distance; far; "we traveled afar"; "we could see the ship afar off"; "the Magi came from afar"

afar

adverb a distance, a long way away a stranger who has loved her from afar for 23 years
Translations
Afar
مِن بَعِيد، عَن بُعْد
àfar
afarštinadalekov dálcezdaleka
langt væk fra
fernAfarDanakil
afara lingvo
afar
afarafarin kieli
afarloin
`afar afadalafarafarafafarski jezik
messziről
langt aî
afarafarųafarų kalbadanakilųdanakilų kalba
from afarno tālienestālutālumā
AfarDanakil
afarafarsklangt borte
afardanakilskijęzyk danakil
Afar
afar
Afaruzaktan

afar

[əˈfɑːʳ] ADV (liter) → lejos
from afardesde lejos
afar offa lo lejos, en lontananza (liter)

afar

[əˈfɑːr] adv
from afar → de loin

afar

adv (liter)weit; from afaraus der Ferne, von weit her

afar

[əˈfɑːʳ] adv (old) (liter) → lontano
from afar → da lontano

afar

(əˈfaː) adverb
from, at or to a distance. The three wise men came from afar.
References in periodicals archive ?
By Tesfa-Alem Tekle August 13, 2014 (SEMERA, ETHIOPIA) -- An Eritrean opposition group, Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization (RSADO) on Tuesday vow to step up military attacks to topple the current repressive rule in the East African nation.
The Afars traditionally come to Borkena Valley only in the acute drought periods - even then, they arrive in the driest months of June and July.
Eritrean has also intensified repression against minority groups such as the Afars and Kunamas who continually face persecution, imprisonment, torture or death by regime's agents who accuse them of cooperating in spying activities with their fellow Afar and Kunama brothers in Ethiopia.
Following the 1998-2000 bloody border war between Ethiopia and Eritrea, Afars in Eritrea have been suspected of having secretive relation with Afars in Ethiopia.
The rebel official said 2010 was a year where the Eritrean government has intensified ethnic persecution to Eritreans especially against the ethnic Afar minority "In 2010 hundreds of innocent Eritrean Afars were thrown to jail many were also victims of mass slaying by the rule'' Ibrahim Haron said further calling on the international community to watch closely watch and for immediate action to stop what he said was an "ethnic cleansing" against Afar nationals and also Kunama minorities.