Definitions for eclogueˈɛk lɔg, -lɒg
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ec•logueˈɛk lɔg, -lɒg(n.)
(adj.)a pastoral poem, often in dialogue form.
Category: Literature, Prosody
Origin of eclogue:
1400–50; late ME eclog < L ecloga < Gk eklogḗ selection, der. of eklégein to single out; see eclectic
eclogue, bucolic, idyll, idyl(noun)
a short poem descriptive of rural or pastoral life
A pastoral poem, often in the form of a shepherd's monologue or a dialogue between shepherds.
Origin: The form "eclogue" is from eclogue, from ecloga. The form "eclog, eglog", attested in , was apparently taken directly from Latin. Both forms are ultimately from ἐκλογή.
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