Eclogue meaning

ĕklôg, -lŏg
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A pastoral poem, usually in the form of a dialogue between shepherds.
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A short, usually pastoral, poem, often in the form of a dialogue between two shepherds.
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A pastoral poem, often in the form of a shepherd's monologue or a dialogue between shepherds.
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Origin of eclogue

  • Middle English eclog from Latin ecloga from Greek eklogē selection from eklegein to select eclectic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • The form "eclogue" is from French eclogue, from Latin ecloga. The form "eclog, eglog", attested in Middle English, was apparently taken directly from Latin. Both forms are ultimately from Ancient Greek ἐκλογή (eklogē, “selection”).

    From Wiktionary