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atellan


atellan


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Atellan  \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.  --  n.  A  farcical  drama  performed  at 
  Atella.