I. noun Etymology: the Georgics, poem by Virgil, from Latin georgicus Date: 1513 a poem dealing with agriculture II. adjective Etymology: Latin georgicus, from Greek geōrgikos, from geōrgos farmer, from geō- ge- + ergon work — more at work Date: circa 1720 of or relating to agriculture

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  • georgic — geórgic (referitor la agricultură) adj. m. (sil. ge or ), pl. geórgici; f. sg. geórgică, pl. geórgice Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  GEÓRGIC, Ă adj. (Liv.) Referitor la muncile agricole. ♦ ( …   Dicționar Român

  • Georgic — Geor gic (j[^o]r j[i^]k), n. [L. georgicum (sc. carmen), and georgica, pl., Gr. bi blion gewrgiko n, and ta gewrgika : cf. F. g[ e]orgiques, pl. See {Georgic}, a.] A rural poem; a poetical composition on husbandry, containing rules for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • georgic — [jôr′jik] adj. [L georgicus < Gr geōrgikos, agricultural < geōrgos, husbandman, farmer: see GEORGE1] having to do with agriculture or husbandry n. [L (Virgil) georgicum (carmen), georgic (song)] a poem dealing with farming or rural life …   English World dictionary

  • Georgic — Geor gic (j[^o]r j[i^]k), Georgical Geor gic*al (j[^o]r j[i^]*kal), a. [L. georgicus, Gr. gewrgiko s, fr. gewrgi a tillage, agriculture: cf. F. g[ e]orgique. See {George}.] Relating to agriculture and rural affairs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • georgic — 1510s, Georgics, title of Virgil s poems on rural life, from L. georgica, from georgicus (adj.), from Gk. georgikos of a husbandman, agricultural, from ge earth + ergon work (see URGE (Cf. urge) (v.)). As an adjective meaning related to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • georgic — /jawr jik/, adj. 1. agricultural. n. 2. a poem on an agricultural theme. [1505 15; < L georgicus < Gk georgikós, equiv. to georg(ós) husbandman (geo GEO + ourgos working, worker, akin to érgon WORK) + ikos IC] * * * ▪ poetry       a poem dealing… …   Universalium

  • geòrgic — ge|òr|gic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • georgic — adj. agricultural, of the cultivation of land n. poem about agriculture, poem about the cultivation of land …   English contemporary dictionary

  • georgic — [ dʒɔ:dʒɪk] noun a poem or book concerned with agriculture or rural topics. adjective literary rustic; pastoral. Origin C16: via L. from Gk geōrgikos, from geōrgos farmer …   English new terms dictionary

  • georgic — geor·gic …   English syllables

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