Definitions for eclogueˈɛk lɔg, -lɒg
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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
Origin: [L. ecloga, Gr. a selection, choice extracts, fr. to pick out, choose out; 'ek out + to gather, choose: cf. F. gloque, cloque. See Ex-, and Legend.]
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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