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eclogue


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eclogue  \Ec"logue\,  n.  [L.  ecloga  Gr  ?  a  selection,  choice 
  extracts,  fr  ?  to  pick  out  choose  out  ?  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  eclogue 
  n  :  a  short  descriptive  poem  of  rural  or  pastoral  life  [syn:  {bucolic}, 
  {idyll}] 




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