from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of ancient Attica, Athens, or the Athenians.
  • adj. Characterized by purity, simplicity, and elegant wit: Attic prose.
  • n. The ancient Greek dialect of Attica, in which the bulk of classical Greek literature is written.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating to Athenian culture or architecture.
  • proper n. An ancient Greek dialect spoken in Attica, Euboea, and the northern coastal regions of the Aegean Sea.


Latin Atticus, from Greek Attikos, from Attikē, Attica.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek Ἀττικός (Attikos, "related to Athens"). (Wiktionary)


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