1. of or characteristic of the countryside or its people; rustic 2. of or characteristic of shepherds or flocks
Here’s another word about the rural life.
as someone who grew up snuggled up next to the wyeths’ and amish countryside, i am unduly fond of the word ‘bucolic.’ strange, given that the word itself has about as nice a ring to it as the word ‘vomit.’ derivation, oh great english man?
Hey Diane, bucolic comes from the Greek word boukolikos meaning “rustic.” And boukolikos comes from two Greek words, bous meaning “cow” and kolos meaning “tending.” So, in other words, a cowherd. Bucolic is also related to the Latin word colere, which means “to till (the ground), cultivate, dwell, inhabit.”
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