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eclogue

[ek-lawg, -log] /ˈɛk lɔg, -lɒg/
noun
1.
a pastoral poem, often in dialogue form.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English eclog < Latin ecloga < Greek eklogḗ selection, akin to eklégein to select; see ec-
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British Dictionary definitions for eclogue

eclogue

/ˈɛklɒɡ/
noun
1.
a pastoral or idyllic poem, usually in the form of a conversation or soliloquy
Word Origin
C15: from Latin ecloga short poem, collection of extracts, from Greek eklogē selection, from eklegein to select; see eclectic
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Word Origin and History for eclogue
n.

"short poem," especially a pastoral dialogue, mid-15c., from Latin ecloga "selection, short poem, eclogue," from Greek ekloge "selection," from eklegein "to select" (see eclectic).

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