Arcadia

[ ahr-key-dee-uh ]
/ ɑrˈkeɪ di ə /

noun

a mountainous region of ancient Greece, traditionally known for the contented pastoral innocence of its people.
any real or imaginary place offering peace and simplicity.
a city in SW California, E of Los Angeles.

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Arcadia
/ (ɑːˈkeɪdɪə) /

noun

a department of Greece, in the central Peloponnese. Capital: Tripolis. Pop: 91 326 (2001). Area: 4367 sq km (1686 sq miles)
Also called (poetic): Arcady (ˈɑːkədɪ) the traditional idealized rural setting of Greek and Roman bucolic poetry and later in the literature of the Renaissance
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