georgic

georgic

[jawr-jik]
adjective
noun
2.
a poem on an agricultural theme.

Origin:
1505–15; < Latin geōrgicus < Greek geōrgikós, equivalent to geōrg(ós) husbandman (geō- geo- + -ourgos working, worker, akin to érgon work) + -ikos -ic

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georgic (ˈdʒɔːdʒɪk)
 
adj
1.  literary agricultural
 
n
2.  a poem about rural or agricultural life
 
[C16: from Latin geōrgicus, from Greek geōrgikos, from geōrgos farmer, from land, earth + -ourgos, from ergon work]

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georgic
1513, used by Virgil as title of poems on rural life, from Gk. georgikos "of a husbandman," from ge "earth" + ergon "work" (see urge (v.)).
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georgic

a poem dealing with practical aspects of agriculture and rural affairs. The model for such verse in postclassical literature was Virgil's Georgica, itself modeled on a now lost Georgika (Greek: "agricultural things") by the 2nd-century BC Greek poet Nicander of Colophon.

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