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Atthis (better than Attis ), ĭdis,
I.adj. f., = Ἀτθίς.
I. Attic or Athenian: “matres,Mart. 11, 53: “lingua,App. M. 1, praef. Oud. —Hence,
II. Subst.
A. An Athenian woman, Sen. Hippol. 107.—Esp., Philomela; and, since she was changed to a nightingale, meton. for a nightingale, Mart. 1, 54, 9. Also Procne, the sister of Philomela; acc. to the fable (cf. Sen. Herc. Oet. 200), changed into a swallow; hence, meton. for a swallow, Mart. 5, 67.—
B. A female friend of Sappho: “Non oculis grata est Atthis,Ov. H. 15, 18 Merk. ubi v. Loers.—
C. A name for Attica: “Atthide temptantur gressus,Lucr. 6, 1116; Sid. Carm. 5, 44; cf. Mel. 2, 3, 4; 2, 7, 10.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, 6.1116
    • Seneca, Hercules Oetaeus, 200
    • Seneca, Phaedra, 107
    • Martial, Epigrammata, 11.53
    • Martial, Epigrammata, 5.67
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