Eclogue
Eclogue Ec"logue, n. [L. ecloga, Gr. ? a selection, choice extracts, fr. ? to pick out, choose out; 'ek out + ? to gather, choose: cf. F. ['e]gloque, ['e]cloque. See {Ex-}, and {Legend}.] A pastoral poem, in which shepherds are introduced conversing with each other; a bucolic; an idyl; as, the Ecloques of Virgil, from which the modern usage of the word has been established.

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  • eclogue — short poem, especially a pastoral dialogue, mid 15c., from L. ecloga selection, short poem, eclogue, from Gk. ekloge selection, from eklegein to select (see ECLECTIC (Cf. eclectic)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • éclogue — ÉCLOGUE. Voy. Églogue …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • eclogue — ► NOUN ▪ a short pastoral poem, especially one in the form of a dialogue. ORIGIN Greek eklog selection …   English terms dictionary

  • eclogue — [ek′lôg΄] n. [ME eclog < L ecloga, a short poem (esp. one of the Eclogae, bucolic poems of Virgil) < Gr eklogē, selection, esp. of poems < eklegein: see ECLECTIC] a short, usually pastoral, poem, often in the form of a dialogue between… …   English World dictionary

  • Eclogue — An eclogue is a poem in a classical style on a pastoral subject. Poems in the genre are sometimes also called bucolics. The etymology of the word is a Romanization of the Greek eklogē ( polytonic|ἐκλογή ), meaning draft, choice, selection… …   Wikipedia

  • eclogue — /ek lawg, log/, n. a pastoral poem, often in dialogue form. [1400 50; late ME eclog < L ecloga < Gk eklogé selection, akin to eklégein to select; see EC ] * * * Short, usually pastoral, poem in the form of a dialogue or soliloquy (see pastoral).… …   Universalium

  • eclogue — ecloga ит. [экло/га] eclogue фр. [экло/г] eclogue англ. [эклог] эклога, пастушеская песня; то же, что egloga, eglogue …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • eclogue — noun Etymology: Middle English eclog, from Latin Eclogae, title of Virgil s pastorals, literally, selections, plural of ecloga, from Greek eklogē, from eklegein to select Date: 15th century a poem in which shepherds converse …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ÉCLOGUE — s. f. Voyez ÉGLOGUE …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • eclogue — noun A pastoral poem, often in the form of a shepherds monologue or a dialogue between shepherds …   Wiktionary

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