Attic

Definition of Attic

At´tic
a.1.Of or pertaining to Attica, in Greece, or to Athens, its principal city; marked by such qualities as were characteristic of the Athenians; classical; refined.
Attic base
(Arch.) a peculiar form of molded base for a column or pilaster, described by Vitruvius, applied under the Roman Empire to the Ionic and Corinthian and "Roman Doric" orders, and imitated by the architects of the Renaissance.
Attic faith
inviolable faith.
Attic purity
special purity of language.
Attic salt
a poignant, delicate wit, peculiar to the Athenians.
Attic story
See Attic, n.
Attic style
a style pure and elegant.
n.1.(Arch.) A low story above the main order or orders of a facade, in the classical styles; - a term introduced in the 17th century. Hence:
2.An Athenian; an Athenian author.

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