Attica

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 (ˈætɪkə)
 
n
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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Attica
traditionally explained as from Gk. Attikos (L. Atticus) "of Athens," but perhaps from Gk. akte "shore, maritime place," also "raised place."
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