Attic

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An attic
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The attic is the highest part of a house, it is directly below the roof. It is sometimes used as storage. Some people have "loft conversions" (change the attic into a room people can use) so that they can sleep in it. Attics can be hard to reach, which is why many of them are not used. They can help keep the temperature of the house stable.

Origin[change | change source]

The word "attic" derived from the Attica region located in Greece. It comes from the Attic style architecture.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Skeat, Walter W. (1993). The Concise Dictionary of English Etymology. Hertfordshire, UK: Wordsworth Editions. p. 22. ISBN 978-1-85326-311-8.

Other links[change | change source]

  • Media related to Attics at Wikimedia Commons