bucolic

[byoo-kol-ik]
adjective Also, bucolical.
1.
of or pertaining to shepherds; pastoral.
2.
of, pertaining to, or suggesting an idyllic rural life.
noun
3.
a pastoral poem.
4.
Archaic. a farmer; shepherd; rustic.

Origin:
1525–35; < Latin būcolicus < Greek boukolikós rustic, equivalent to boukól(os) herdsman (bou-, stem of boûs ox + -kolos keeper + -ikos -ic

bucolically, adverb


2, 3. georgic.
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bucolic (bjuːˈkɒlɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or characteristic of the countryside or country life; rustic
2.  of or relating to shepherds; pastoral
 
n
3.  (sometimes plural) a pastoral poem, often in the form of a dialogue
4.  a rustic; farmer or shepherd
 
[C16: from Latin būcolicus, from Greek boukolikos, from boukolos cowherd, from bous ox]
 
bu'colically
 
adv

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bucolic
1610s, earlier bucolical (1520s), from L. bucolicus, from Gk. boukolikos "pastoral, rustic," from boukolos "cowherd, herdsman," from bous "cow" + -kolos "tending," related to L. colere "to till (the ground), cultivate, dwell, inhabit" (the root of colony).
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Example sentences
Galilee has often been depicted as rural, bucolic hinterland, characterized by
  natural beauty and simplicity of life.
The war interrupted his bucolic plans, but only briefly.
Its unique architecture, winding streets and bucolic setting make it a great
  getaway.
This year's October festival was a jolly, bucolic spectacle.
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