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 Ate (2 syl.).Ater’gata. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Atella’næ
 
or Atell’an Fables. Interludes in the Roman theatres, introduced from Atella, in Campa’nia. The characters of Macchus and Bucco are the foundations of our Punch and Clown. (See PUNCH.)   1
 


 Ate (2 syl.).Ater’gata. 

 
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