arcadian

arcadian
adjective Usage: often capitalized Date: 1565 1. a. of or relating to Arcadia or the Arcadians b. of or relating to Arcadian 2. idyllically pastoral; especially idyllically innocent, simple, or untroubled

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  • Arcadian — Ar*ca di*an, Arcadic Ar*ca dic, a. [L. Arcadius, Arcadicus, fr. Arcadia: cf. F. Arcadien, Arcadique.] 1. Of or pertaining to Arcadia; pastoral; ideally rural; as, Arcadian simplicity or scenery. [1913 Webster] 2. the dialect of Ancient Greek… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arcadian — ARCADIÁN, Ă adj. din Arcadia. ♢ de simplitate rustică. (< fr. arcadien) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • Arcadian — ideally rustic or rural; an idealized rustic, 1580s, from Gk. Arkadia, district in the Peloponnesus, taken by poets as an ideal region of rural felicity, traditionally from Arkas (gen. Arkadas), son of Zeus, name of the founder and first ruler of …   Etymology dictionary

  • Arcadian — ► NOUN 1) a person from Arcadia, a mountainous region of southern Greece. 2) literary an idealized country dweller. ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to Arcadia in Greece. 2) rustic in an idealized way …   English terms dictionary

  • Arcadian — [är kā′dēən] adj. 1. of Arcadia 2. rustic, peaceful, and simple; pastoral n. 1. a person born or living in Arcadia 2. a person of simple habits and tastes …   English World dictionary

  • Arcadian — Synonyms and related words: Edenic, agrarian, agrestic, agricultural, arcadian, bucolic, celestial, country, farm, genuine, heavenly, homespun, ideal, idealized, inartificial, lowland, millennial, native, natural, naturelike, paradisal, pastoral …   Moby Thesaurus

  • arcadian — (Roget s Thesaurus II) also Arcadian adjective Of or relating to the countryside: bucolic, campestral, country, pastoral, provincial, rural, rustic. Informal: hick. See URBAN …   English dictionary for students

  • Arcadian — noun Date: 1573 1. often not capitalized a person who lives a simple quiet life 2. a native or inhabitant of Arcadia 3. the dialect of ancient Greek used in Arcadia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Arcadian — Arcadien (Star Trek) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Arcadien. Les Arcadiens sont, dans l univers de fiction de Star Trek, une espèce extraterrestre originaire de la planète Arcadia. Sommaire 1 Physiologie 2 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Arcadian — Arcadianism, n. Arcadianly, adv. /ahr kay dee euhn/, adj. 1. of Arcadia. 2. rural, rustic, or pastoral, esp. suggesting simple, innocent contentment. n. 3. a native of Arcadia. 4. the dialect of ancient Greek spoken in Arcadia. [1580 90;… …   Universalium

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