Atellan

adjective Atel·lan \əˈtelən\
variants: less commonly

Atellane

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Definition of Atellan

  1. :  of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a Roman genre of farce developed from impromptu rustic plays of country life and adopted for interludes and afterpieces during the Republic and up to the time of Tiberius

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Origin and Etymology of atellan

Latin Atellanus of Atella, from Atella, ancient Oscan town in southern Italy where the Roman farce originated + Latin -anus -an


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