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Arcadian

[ahr-key-dee-uh n] /ɑrˈkeɪ di ən/
adjective
1.
of Arcadia.
2.
rural, rustic, or pastoral, especially suggesting simple, innocent contentment.
noun
3.
a native of Arcadia.
4.
the dialect of ancient Greek spoken in Arcadia.
Origin of Arcadian
1580-1590
First recorded in 1580-90; Arcadi(a) + -an
Related forms
Arcadianism, noun
Arcadianly, adverb
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Arcadian

/ɑːˈkeɪdɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Arcadia or its inhabitants, esp the idealized Arcadia of pastoral poetry
2.
rustic or bucolic: a life of Arcadian simplicity
noun
3.
an inhabitant of Arcadia
4.
a person who leads or prefers a quiet simple rural life
Derived Forms
Arcadianism, noun
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Word Origin and History for Arcadian

"ideally rustic or rural; an idealized rustic," 1580s, from Greek Arkadia, district in the Peloponnesus, taken by poets as an ideal region of rural felicity, traditionally from Arkas (genitive Arkadas), son of Zeus, name of the founder and first ruler of Arcadia.

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