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1. Of or relating to the ancient Greek region of Arcadia or its people, language, or culture.
2. often arcadian Rustic, peaceful, and simple; pastoral: a country life of arcadian contentment.
1. A native or inhabitant of the ancient Greek region of Arcadia.
2. often arcadian One who leads or prefers a simple, rural life.
3. The dialect of ancient Greek used in Arcadia.
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1. (Poetry) of or relating to Arcadia or its inhabitants, esp the idealized Arcadia of pastoral poetry
2. (Placename) of or relating to Arcadia or its inhabitants, esp the idealized Arcadia of pastoral poetry
3. (Peoples) of or relating to Arcadia or its inhabitants, esp the idealized Arcadia of pastoral poetry
4. rustic or bucolic: a life of Arcadian simplicity.
5. (Peoples) an inhabitant of Arcadia
6. a person who leads or prefers a quiet simple rural life
Arˈcadianism n
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(ɑrˈkeɪ di ən)

1. of or pertaining to Arcadia.
2. suggesting simple, innocent contentment.
3. a native or inhabitant of Arcadia.
4. the dialect of ancient Greek spoken in Arcadia.
Ar•ca′di•an•ism, n.
Ar•ca′di•an•ly, adv.
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Noun1.Arcadian - an inhabitant of Arcadia
Arcadia - a department of Greece in the central Peloponnese
Hellene, Greek - a native or inhabitant of Greece
Adj.1.arcadian - (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"
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also Arcadian
Of or relating to the countryside:
Informal: hick.
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A. ADJárcade, arcádico
B. Nárcade mf, arcadio/a m/f
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adj (lit, fig)arkadisch
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1. adjarcadico/a
2. narcade m/f
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References in classic literature ?
The same distinction prevails between a city and a nation when the people are not collected into separate villages, but live as the Arcadians. Now those things in which a city should be one are of different sorts, and in preserving an alternate reciprocation of power between these, the safety thereof consists (as I have already mentioned in my treatise on Morals), for amongst freemen and equals this is absolutely necessary; for all cannot govern at the same time, but either by the year, or according to some other regulation or time, by which means every one in his turn will be in office; as if the shoemakers and carpenters should exchange occupations, and not always be employed in the same calling.
Some while after, she thought fit to go into the forbidden precinct of Zeus, not knowing the law, and being pursued by her own son and the Arcadians, was about to be killed because of the said law; but Zeus delivered her because of her connection with him and put her among the stars, giving her the name Bear because of the misfortune which had befallen her.
According to the ancients, the Arcadians pretend that their ancestors inhabited the earth before the moon became her satellite.
You perceive, however, that he is neither a lamb, nor a goat, nor a satyr, neither has he much resemblance to the Pan of the Arcadians. Yet all these appearances have been given -- I beg pardon -- will be given -- by the learned of future ages, to the Ashimah of the Syrians.
Many Arcadians, good soldiers, came in each one of them, but Agamemnon found them the ships in which to cross the sea, for they were not a people that occupied their business upon the waters.
On which subject the young gentleman delivered himself in a language which might have very well become an Arcadian shepherd of old, and which appeared very extraordinary when proceeding from the lips of a modern fine gentleman; but he was only one by imitation, and meant by nature for a much better character.
To me it seemed absolutely Arcadian, and I thought of Daphnis and Chloe and the early world.
The trouble was that in this Arcadian phase of my history, I, who had come through, case-hardened, from the other side of life, was timid and bashful.
Clearly when he does what the man is said to do in the tale of the Arcadian temple of Lycaean Zeus.
And often she found herself dreaming of the arcadian days of her people, when they had not lived in cities nor been vexed with labor unions and employers' associations.
Nutty's views on farming and the Arcadian life generally were saddening to an enthusiast.
You know I am a sordid piece of human nature, ready to sell myself at any time for any reasonable sum, and altogether incapable of any Arcadian proceeding whatever.'