Bucolic Bu*col"ic, a. [L. bucolicus, Gr. ?, fr. ? cowherd, herdsman; ? ox + (perh.) ? race horse; cf. Skr. kal to drive: cf. F. bucolique. See {Cow} the animal.] Of or pertaining to the life and occupation of a shepherd; pastoral; rustic. [1913 Webster]

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  • bucolic — BUCÓLIC, Ă, bucolici, ce, adj., s.f. 1. adj. De păstor, păstoresc, pastoral; p. ext. de la ţară, câmpenesc, rustic, idilic. 2. s.f. Mic poem pastoral; eglogă, idilă. – Din fr. bucolique, lat. bucolica. Trimis de valeriu, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98 …   Dicționar Român

  • Bucolic — Bu*col ic, n. [L. Bucolic[^o]n po[ e]ma.] A pastoral poem, representing rural affairs, and the life, manners, and occupation of shepherds; as, the Bucolics of Theocritus and Virgil. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bucolic — index provincial Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bucolic — 1610s, earlier bucolical (1520s), from L. bucolicus, from Gk. boukolikos pastoral, rustic, from boukolos cowherd, herdsman, from bous cow + kolos tending, related to L. colere to till (the ground), cultivate, dwell, inhabit (the root of COLONY… …   Etymology dictionary

  • bucolic — pastoral, *rural, rustic Analogous words: boorish, loutish, clownish, churlish (see under BOOR): *natural, simple, naive, ingenuous Antonyms: urbane …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • bucolic — [adj] rural or rustic agrarian, agricultural, Arcadian, countrified, country, pastoral; concepts 536,583 …   New thesaurus

  • bucolic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to rural or pastoral life. ORIGIN Greek boukolikos, from boukolos herdsman …   English terms dictionary

  • bucolic — [byo͞o käl′ik] adj. [L bucolicus < Gr boukolikos < boukolos, herdsman < bous, ox (see COW1) + kolos < ? IE base * kel , to drive > HOLD1, L celer] 1. of shepherds; pastoral 2. of country life or farms; rustic n …   English World dictionary

  • bucolic — [[t]bjuːkɒ̱lɪk[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Bucolic means relating to the countryside. [LITERARY] ...the bucolic surroundings of Chantilly. Syn: rural …   English dictionary

  • bucolic — /bjuˈkɒlɪk / (say byooh kolik) adjective Also, bucolical. 1. of or relating to shepherds; pastoral. 2. rustic; rural; agricultural: bucolic isolation. –noun 3. a farmer; a shepherd; a rustic. 4. a pastoral poem: * Country Towns is a small and… …   Australian English dictionary

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