- The definition of bucolic is people or things related to the country or to the country life.
An example of something that would be described as bucolic is a farmhouse in the country.
- of shepherds; pastoral
- of country life or farms; rustic
Origin of bucolicClassical Latin bucolicus ; from Classical Greek boukolikos ; from boukolos, herdsman ; from bous, ox (see cow) + -kolos ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Indo-European base an unverified form kel-, to drive from source hold, Classical Latin celer
- a pastoral poem
- a rustic; countrified person
- Of or characteristic of the countryside or its people; rustic. See Synonyms at rural.
- Of or characteristic of shepherds or flocks; pastoral.
- A pastoral poem.
- A farmer or shepherd; a rustic.
Origin of bucolicLatin būcolicus, pastoral, from Greek boukolikos, from boukolos, cowherd : bous, cow; see gwou- in Indo-European roots + -kolos, herdsman; see kwel-1 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more bucolic, superlative most bucolic)
From Latin būcolicus, from Ancient Greek βουκολικός (boukolikos, “rustic, pastoral; meter used by pastoral poets”), from βουκόλος (boukolos, “cowherd”), from βοῦς (bous, “cow”) + -κολος (-colos, “keeper, tender”) (which is from Proto-Indo-European *kʷel- (“to move; to turn (around)”)) + -ικός (-icos, “-ic”).
From Latin būcolicum, neuter substantive of būcolicus