From Middle English, from Old English ātorcoppe (“spider”), corresponding to atter (“poison, venom”) + cop (“head”). The latter is still to be found in the English word cobweb.
"attercop." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 11 April 2019. <https://www.yourdictionary.com/attercop>.
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