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Attica

[at-i-kuh]
noun
  1. a region in SE Greece, surrounding Athens: under Athenian rule in ancient times.
  2. a town in W New York: state prison.
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Attica

noun
  1. a region and department of E central Greece: in ancient times the territory of Athens. Capital: Athens. Pop: 3 336 700 (2001). Area: 14 157 sq km (5466 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for attica

Attica

traditionally explained as from Greek Attikos (Latin Atticus) "of Athens" (see Athens); but perhaps ultimately from Greek akte "shore, maritime place," also "raised place."

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