Definitions for eclogueˈɛk lɔg, -lɒg

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ec•logueˈɛk lɔg, -lɒg(n.)

  1. (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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. eclogue, bucolic, idyll, idyl(noun)

    a short poem descriptive of rural or pastoral life


  1. eclogue(Noun)

    A pastoral poem, often in the form of a shepherd's monologue or a dialogue between shepherds.

  2. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eclogue(noun)

    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


  1. Eclogue

    An eclogue is a poem in a classical style on a pastoral subject. Poems in the genre are sometimes also called bucolics.


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