eclogue

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Etymology[edit]

The form "eclogue" is from French eclogue, from Latin ecloga. The form "eclog, eglog", attested in Middle English, was apparently taken directly from Latin. Both forms are ultimately from Ancient Greek ἐκλογή ‎(eklogḗ, selection).

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eclogue (plural eclogues)

  1. A pastoral poem, often in the form of a shepherd's monologue or a dialogue between shepherds.

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