At least there were attics in ancient Israel! If you go back to biblical writings, there is reference to attics in many passages all dating to the time where there was kingdom of Israel and kingdom of Judea, so you may come across עליית. (unless another word was used in the passages, I am a Hebrew student, not teacher)
Well, to be honest, I haven't read the Bible in Hebrew yet (I would understand 10% of it maybe if I do so, lol). I read it in Arabic, and in Arabic, it occurs in dozens of places the word العلية. These are the same letters that resemble the Hebrew ones. It is even pronounced the same. The story that instantly comes to my mind is when Elijah climbed to the attic of the widow women, to resurrect her only son. The word in Arabic is العلية. Does anybody know what it is in Hebrew in the Bible? If yes, please share it. Here is the verse: (1 Kings 17:19) Note that some English translations mention: "upper room", and "roof chamber". But we all agree on the fact that the accurate words will probably be found in Hebrew or in Arabic, for all the old testament was written in Semitic languages (Ancient Hebrew, Aramaic). Thank you in advance to the person sharing the Hebrew word for it!
As one beginning to learn another language, one has to learn how to "walk" before one can "run." The rate of speed in which the words are spoken and pronounced in the sentences at Duolingo is frustrating and at times humorous. In this example, I heard "she sleeps next to the fish"... היא ישנה בילד הדג