meaning of bucolic

bucolic meaning in General Dictionary

A pastoral poem representing outlying affairs and the life manners and profession of shepherds as the Bucolics of Theocritus and Virgil

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  • Of or related to living and occupation of a shepherd pastoral rustic
  • relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle
  • (used pertaining to idealized nation life) idyllically austere
  • a country person
  • a quick poem descriptive of outlying or pastoral life
  • Of or regarding living and career of a shepherd; pastoral; rustic.
  • A pastoral poem, representing outlying matters, as well as the life, ways, and career of shepherds; as, the Bucolics of Theocritus and Virgil.

bucolic meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1610s, previous bucolical (1520s), from Latin bucolicus, from Greek boukolikos "pastoral, rustic," from boukolos "cowherd, herdsman," from bous "cow" (see cow (letter.)) + -kolos "tending," regarding Latin colere "to till (the ground), cultivate, dwell, inhabit" (the root of colony). Center Irish b


bucolic meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Of or pertaining to the life span and career of a shepherd; pastoral; austere.

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  • (letter.) A pastoral poem, representing rural affairs, while the life, ways, and occupation of shepherds; because, the Bucolics of Theocritus and Virgil.

Sentence Examples with the word bucolic

Even bucolic Ouray, the quintessential small town, wasn't immune to the darker side of the rock-strewn hike through puberty.

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