Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Latin Atticus, from Greek Attikos, from Attikē, Attica.]

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From Ancient Greek Ἀττικός (Attikos, "related to Athens").

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