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Atthis (better than Attis), ĭdis, adj. f., = Ἀτθίς.
- I. Attic or Athenian: matres, Mart. 11, 53: lingua, App. M. 1, praef. Oud.
- II. Subst.
- A. An Athenian woman, Sen. Hippol. 107.
Esp., Philomela; and, since she was changed to a nightingale, meton. for a nightingale, Mart. 1, 54, 9. Also Procne, the sister of Philomela; acc. to the fable (cf. Sen. Herc. Oet. 200), changed into a swallow; hence, meton. for a swallow, Mart. 5, 67.
- B. A female friend of Sappho: Non oculis grata est Atthis, Ov. H. 15, 18 Merk. ubi v. Loers.
- C. A name for Attica: Atthide temptantur gressus, Lucr. 6, 1116; Sid. Carm. 5, 44; cf. Mel. 2, 3, 4; 2, 7, 10.
Attis, ĭdis (also Atthis or Atys, yos, and Attīn, īnis, Macr. S. 1, 21, p. 313 Bip.), m., = Ἄττις (Ἄττυς, Ἄτυς, Ἄττιν), a young Phrygian shepherd, whom Cybele loved, and made her priest on condition of perpetual chastity; but he broke his vow, became insane, and emasculated himself, Cat. 63; Ov. M. 10, 104; id. F. 4, 223; Serv. ad Verg. A. 9, 116; Macr. S. 1, 21.