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bu·col·ic

 (byo͞o-kŏl′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of or characteristic of the countryside or its people; rustic. See Synonyms at rural.
2. Of or characteristic of shepherds or flocks; pastoral.
n.
1. A pastoral poem.
2. A farmer or shepherd; a rustic.

[Latin būcolicus, pastoral, from Greek boukolikos, from boukolos, cowherd : bous, cow; see gwou- in Indo-European roots + -kolos, herdsman; see kwel- in Indo-European roots.]

bu·col′i·cal·ly adv.

bucolic

(bjuːˈkɒlɪk)
adj
1. of or characteristic of the countryside or country life; rustic
2. of or relating to shepherds; pastoral
n
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (sometimes plural) a pastoral poem, often in the form of a dialogue
4. a rustic; farmer or shepherd
[C16: from Latin būcolicus, from Greek boukolikos, from boukolos cowherd, from bous ox]
buˈcolically adv

bu•col•ic

(byuˈkɒl ɪk)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to shepherds; pastoral.
2. of, pertaining to, or suggesting an idyllic rural life.
n.
3. a pastoral poem.
[1525–35; < Latin būcolicus < Greek boukolikós rustic, derivative of boukól(os) herdsman]
bu•col′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bucolic - a country personbucolic - a country person      
cottar, cotter - a peasant farmer in the Scottish Highlands
moujik, mujik, muzhik, muzjik - a Russian peasant (especially prior to 1917)
rustic - an unsophisticated country person
2.bucolic - a short poem descriptive of rural or pastoral life
pastoral - a literary work idealizing the rural life (especially the life of shepherds)
Adj.1.bucolic - (used with regard to idealized country life) idyllically rustic; "a country life of arcadian contentment"; "a pleasant bucolic scene"; "charming in its pastoral setting"; "rustic tranquility"
rural - living in or characteristic of farming or country life; "rural people"; "large rural households"; "unpaved rural roads"; "an economy that is basically rural"
2.bucolic - relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle; "pastoral seminomadic people"; "pastoral land"; "a pastoral economy"

bucolic

adjective rustic, country, rural, agricultural, pastoral, agrarian, agrestic the bucolic surroundings of Chantilly

bucolic

adjective
Of or relating to the countryside:
Informal: hick.
Translations
bucolicumbucolicus

bucolic

[bjuːˈkɒlɪk]
A. ADJbucólico
B. N the Bucolicslas Bucólicas

bucolic

[bjuːˈkɒlɪk] adj (= rustic) [setting, scene] → pastoral; [poetry, poet, literature] → bucolique

bucolic

adj (liter)bukolisch (liter)

bucolic

[bjuːˈkɒlɪk] adj (liter) → bucolico/a, pastorale
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Among their topics are the herdsman in Greek thought, epigram at the margins of pastoral, panegyric in Virgil's Bucolics, pastoral anxieties in Senecan drama, the pastoral novel and the bucolic tradition, and the pastoral in Byzantium.
First, Mariano Tucci's reference, in an afterward, to the 1510 Giuntine edition as "hoc secundo Maronis enchiridio" (this second hand-held book of Maro) cannot be interpreted as confirmation of the existence of an e arlier edition edited by Riccardini because enchiridion, the word used by Aldus Manutius to describe his octavo-sized Vergil of 1501, indicates format and cannot be assumed to be a synonym for the terms commonly used for edition, editio or impressio; the 1504 Giunta anthology of bucolic poetry, an octavo-sized enchiridion also edited by Riccardini, although it contained the Bucolics alone of Vergil's works, may well have been what Tucci had in mind as the predecessor of Riccardini's 1510 Giunta Vergil.