bucolical

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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