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Attic

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Pronunciation: /ˈatɪk
 
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adjective

  • Relating to ancient Athens or Attica, or the dialect of Greek spoken there.
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    • The Persians marched across the Attic peninsula and burned Athens.
    • As in the main scene, she wears a high-crested Attic helmet.
    • It is written in Attic Greek, with much studiedly antithetical rhetoric and frequent verbal borrowings from the classical authors.

noun

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  • The dialect of Greek used by the ancient Athenians. It was the chief literary form of classical Greek.

Origin

late 16th century: via Latin from Greek Attikos.

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There are 2 definitions of Attic in English:

attic

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Pronunciation: /ˈatɪk
 
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noun

  • A space or room inside or partly inside the roof of a building: I discovered a dozen rolls of the original wallpaper in a tin trunk in the attic [as modifier]: there are five attic bedrooms
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    • Telli woke the next morning to the patter of rain on the roof above his attic room.
    • They had a small attic room in the roof which was full of old toys.
    • Spare bedrooms or large closets make good drying rooms, but hot attics and damp cellars generally do not.
    Synonyms
    loft, roof space, cock loft; garret, mansard, loft conversion
    informal , • dated sky parlour

Origin

late 17th century (as an architectural term designating a small order (column and entablature) above a taller one): from French attique, from Latin Atticus 'relating to Athens or Attica'.

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