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bucolic

[byoo-kol-ik] /byuˈkɒl ɪk/
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
1525-1535
1525-35; < Latin būcolicus < Greek boukolikós rustic, equivalent to boukól(os) herdsman (bou-, stem of boûs ox + -kolos keeper + -ikos -ic
Related forms
bucolically, adverb
Synonyms
2, 3. georgic.
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British Dictionary definitions for bucolically

bucolic

/bjuːˈkɒlɪk/
adjective
1.
of or characteristic of the countryside or country life; rustic
2.
of or relating to shepherds; pastoral
noun
3.
(sometimes pl) a pastoral poem, often in the form of a dialogue
4.
a rustic; farmer or shepherd
Derived Forms
bucolically, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin būcolicus, from Greek boukolikos, from boukolos cowherd, from bous ox
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Word Origin and History for bucolically
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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