• Definition for "atellan"
    • Of or regarding Atella, in ancient Italy; ;…
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atellan definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or regarding Atella, in ancient Italy; ; farcical; ribald.
    • Of or regarding Atella, in ancient Italy; ; farcical; ribald.
  • others:
    • related to or resembling in character the farces or dramas known as fabulœ Atellanœ; farcical; ribald. See II. In addition spelled Atellane.
    • with respect to or resembling in character the farces or dramas known as fabulœ Atellanœ; farcical; ribald. See II. Also spelled Atellane.
  • noun:
    • certainly one of a class of farces or remarkable pieces (fabulœ Atellanœ) fashionable on the list of old Osci, and early introduced into Rome.
    • A satirical or licentious drama: as, “Atellans and lascivious tracks,”
    • One of a class of farces or remarkable pieces (fabulœ Atellanœ) fashionable among the old Osci, and early introduced into Rome.
    • A satirical or licentious crisis: as, “Atellans and lascivious tracks,”
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