bucolic

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) enPR: byo͞okŏʹlĭk, IPA(key): /bjuːˈkɒlɪk/
  • (US) enPR: byo͞okäʹlĭk, IPA(key): /bjuˈkɑlɪk/
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  • Rhymes: -ɒlɪk
  • Hyphenation: bu‧col‧ic

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. Relating to the pleasant aspects of rustic country life.
  3. 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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