Arcadian

Arcadian

[ahr-key-dee-uhn]
adjective
1.
of Arcadia.
2.
rural, rustic, or pastoral, especially suggesting simple, innocent contentment.
noun
3.
a native of Arcadia.
4.
the dialect of ancient Greek spoken in Arcadia.

Origin:
1580–90; Arcadi(a) + -an

Arcadianism, noun
Arcadianly, adverb
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Arcadian (ɑːˈkeɪdɪən)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to Arcadia or its inhabitants, esp the idealized Arcadia of pastoral poetry
2.  rustic or bucolic: a life of Arcadian simplicity
 
n
3.  an inhabitant of Arcadia
4.  a person who leads or prefers a quiet simple rural life
 
Ar'cadianism
 
n

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Arcadian
"ideally rustic or rural," 1580s, from Gk. Arkadia, district in the Peloponnesus, taken by poets as an ideal region of rural felicity, from Gk. Arkas (gen. Arkadas), name of the founder of Arcadia.
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