What does idyl mean?

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Webster Dictionary

  1. Idyl(noun)

    a short poem; properly, a short pastoral poem; as, the idyls of Theocritus; also, any poem, especially a narrative or descriptive poem, written in an eleveted and highly finished style; also, by extension, any artless and easily flowing description, either in poetry or prose, of simple, rustic life, of pastoral scenes, and the like

  2. Origin: [L. idyllium, Gr. , fr. form; literally, a little form of image: cf. F. idylle. See Idol.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Idyl

    Idyll, ī′dil, n. a short pictorial poem, chiefly on pastoral subjects: a narrative poem.—n. Idyl′ist, a writer of idyls.—adj. Idyll′ic, of or belonging to idyls: pastoral. [L. idyllium—Gr. idyllion, dim. of eidos, image.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of idyl in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of idyl in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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