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Jan Frederik, noun phrase

Forms:
Also Jan Fredric.
Origin:
Afrikaans, South African DutchShow more Afrikaans (earlier South African Dutch), onomatopoeic, for the sound of its call.
The Cape robin (see Cape sense 2 a), Cossypha caffra; a representation of its call. Also attributive.
c1808 C. von Linné System of Nat. Hist. VIII. 337The John-Frederic is very common through all that fourth part of Africa reaching from the Cape-town to Caffraria along the east coast.
1983 K.B. Newman Newman’s Birds 324Cape Robin,..Has a pleasant and continuing song, each passage starting on the same note and with the phrase ‘Jan-Frederik’ often repeated.
The Cape robinCape2 a, Cossypha caffra; a representation of its call. Also attributive.

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