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n. A type of wholegrain flour from the Indian subcontinent.

Atta (genus)

Atta is a genus of New World ants of the subfamily Myrmicinae. It contains at least 17 known species.

Leaf-cutter ants are relatively large, rusty red or brown in colour, and have a spiny body and long legs. The three main castes within a nest are the queen, worker and soldier. Only the queens and males have wings, and these ants are also known as 'reproductives' or 'swarmers'. Although most of the ants in the nest are female, only the queens produce eggs. Queens are usually over 20 mm long.


Atta or ATTA may refer to:

  • Atta (genus), a genus of New World ants of the subfamily Myrmicinae
  • Atta (novel), a 1953 novel by Francis Rufus Bellamy
  • Atta flour, whole wheat flour made from durum wheat commonly used in South Asian cooking
  • Atta (Buddhism), Pali for "self" or "soul", central to the core Buddhist concept of Anatta, no-self
  • ATTA, acronym of Akabar n Tagrawla d Tanemla Amazigh, or Berber Socialism and Revolution Party
  • A group of Lumad peoples
  • Princess Atta, a character from the film A Bug's Life
Atta (novel)

Atta: A Novel of a Most Extraordinary Adventure is a science fiction novel by Francis Rufus Bellamy published in 1953. In 1954 the novel was published back-to-back with Murray Leinster's The Brain Stealers as Ace Double D-079.

Atta is a Robinson Crusoe-like tale of a man who is hit by lightning and wakes up, to find himself half an inch tall. He befriends a talking warrior ant named Atta and has many adventures. At the end of the novel, Atta dies, and the man returns to normal size.

Atta (village)

Atta is a village in Phillaur tehsil of Jalandhar District of Punjab State, India. It is situated on national highway 1 and located 2.2 km away from Goraya, 18 km from Phillaur, 45.8 km from Jalandhar, and 112 km from state capital Chandigarh. The village is administrated by Sarpanch who is elected representative of village.

Usage examples of "atta".

Mohamed Atta and Abdul Aziz al Omari, who arrived at the airport in Portland, Maine.

Given similarities to American 11 in hijacker seating and in eyewitness reports of tactics and weapons, as well as the contact between the presumed team leaders, Atta and Shehhi, we believe the tactics were similar on both flights.

Jarrah, like Atta earlier, may have inadvertently broadcast the message because he did not know how to operate the radio and the intercom.

On his way to Karachi, Hazmi spent a night in Quetta at a safehouse where, according to KSM, an Egyptian named Mohamed Atta simultaneously stayed on his way to Afghanistan for jihad training.

After graduating from Cairo University with a degree in architectural engineering in 1990, Atta worked as an urban planner in Cairo for a couple of years.

In school, Atta came across as very intelligent and reasonably pleasant,with an excellent command of the German language.

Binalshibh, as early as 1995 Atta sought to organize a Muslim student association in Hamburg.

On a visit home to Egypt in 1998, Atta met one of his college friends.

In late 1997, he applied for permission to complete his course work in Hamburg, a request apparently motivated by his desire to join Atta and Binalshibh.

By the end of July 1999, he had returned to Hamburg, applying to study shipbuilding at the Technical University and, more significantly, residing once again with Atta and Binalshibh, in an apartment at 54 Marienstrasse.

Shehhi moved in with Atta and Binalshibh, his evolution toward Islamic fundamentalism became more pronounced.

Like Atta, Binalshibh, and Shehhi, Jarrah aspired to pursue higher education in Germany.

He spent five months in the German army before obtaining a medical discharge, and lived with Atta and Binalshibh at 54 Marienstrasse for eight months between November 1998 and July 1999.

Binalshibh rejoined Atta and Jarrah, who said they already had pledged loyalty to Bin Ladin and urged him to do the same.

Said Bahaji attended to similar routine matters for Atta and Binalshibh, thereby helping them remain abroad without drawing attention to their absence.