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)



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.