bucolic vs idyll what difference

what is difference between bucolic and idyll

English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) enPR: byo͞okŏʹlĭk, IPA(key): /bjuːˈkɒlɪk/
  • (US) enPR: byo͞okäʹlĭk, IPA(key): /bjuˈkɑlɪk/
  • Rhymes: -ɒlɪk
  • Hyphenation: bu‧col‧ic

Etymology 1

Latin būcolicus, from Ancient Greek βουκολικός (boukolikós, rustic, pastoral; meter used by pastoral poets, literally pertaining to cowherds).

Adjective

bucolic (comparative more bucolic, superlative most bucolic)

  1. Rustic, pastoral, country-styled.
  2. Relating to the pleasant aspects of rustic country life.
  3. Pertaining to herdsmen or peasants.
Translations

Etymology 2

From Latin būcolicum, neuter substantive of būcolicus.

Noun

bucolic (plural bucolics)

  1. A pastoral poem.
  2. A rustic, peasant.
Translations
See also
  • georgic

Romanian

Etymology

From French bucolique, from Latin bucolicus.

Adjective

bucolic m or n (feminine singular bucolică, masculine plural bucolici, feminine and neuter plural bucolice)

  1. bucolic

Declension



English

Alternative forms

  • idyl

Etymology

From Latin īdyllium, from Ancient Greek εἰδύλλιον (eidúllion), from diminutive of εἶδος (eîdos, form, shape).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) enPR: ĭdʹĭl, ĭdʹəl; IPA(key): /ˈɪd.ɪl/, /ˈɪd.əl/
  • Rhymes: -ɪdɪl, -ɪdəl
  • (US) enPR: īʹdĭl, īʹdəl; IPA(key): /ˈaɪ.dɪl/, /ˈaɪ.dəl/
  • Rhymes: -aɪdɪl, -aɪdəl
  • Homophones: idle, idol (US)

Noun

idyll (plural idylls)

  1. Any poem or short written piece composed in the style of Theocritus’ short pastoral poems, the Idylls.
  2. An episode or series of events or circumstances of pastoral or rural simplicity, fit for an idyll; a carefree or lighthearted experience.
  3. (music) A composition, usually instrumental, of a pastoral or sentimental character, e.g. Siegfried Idyll by Richard Wagner.

Related terms

  • idyllic
  • idyllical
  • idyllically
  • idyllist, idylist

Translations

See also

  • idyll on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

References

  • idyll in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • idyll in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Anagrams

  • Dilly, dilly

Middle English

Adjective

idyll

  1. Alternative form of ydel (empty)

Noun

idyll

  1. Alternative form of ydel (idleness)

Swedish

Etymology

From Latin idyllium, from Ancient Greek εἰδύλλιον (eidúllion). Cognate with Danish idyl, English idyll and German Idyll, used since 1781. Doublet of idé and idol.

Noun

idyll c

  1. an idyll (a poem)
  2. a place free of distress

Declension

Related terms

  • idylldiktning
  • idylliker
  • idyllisera
  • idyllisering
  • idyllisk
  • sörgårdsidyll

References

  • idyll in Svenska Akademiens ordlista (SAOL)
  • idyll in Svenska Akademiens ordbok (SAOB)
  • idyll in Elof Hellquist, Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1st ed., 1922)

Please follow and like us:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Social Share Buttons and Icons powered by Ultimatelysocial