bucolic

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin būcolicus, from Ancient Greek βουκολικός (boukolikós, rustic, pastoral; meter used by pastoral poets), from βουκόλος (boukólos, cowherd), from βοῦς (boûs, cow) + -κολος (-kolos, keeper, tender) (which is from Proto-Indo-European *kʷel- (to move; to turn (around))) + -ικός (-ikós, -ic).

Adjective[edit]

bucolic (comparative more bucolic, superlative most bucolic)

  1. Rustic, pastoral, country-styled.
  2. Pertaining to herdsmen or peasants.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin būcolicum, neuter substantive of būcolicus

Noun[edit]

bucolic (plural bucolics)

  1. A pastoral poem.
  2. A rustic, peasant
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