A*tel"lan (#), a. [L. Atellanus, fr. Atella, an ancient town of the Osci, in Campania.]

Of or pertaining to Atella, in ancient Italy; as, Atellan plays; farcical; ribald.

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n.

A farcical drama performed at Atella.

 

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