River in Arcadia, Greece.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: after Arcadia
- ancient, relatively isolated pastoral region in the central Peloponnesus
- department of modern Greece occupying the same general area
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- also Ar·ca·dy A region of ancient Greece in the Peloponnesus. Its inhabitants, relatively isolated from the rest of the known civilized world, proverbially lived a simple, pastoral life.
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