- of Arcadia.
- rural, rustic, or pastoral, especially suggesting simple, innocent contentment.
Origin of Arcadian
Examples from the Web for arcadian
Clearly when he does what the man is said to do in the tale of the Arcadian temple of Lycaean Zeus.The Republic
Meanwhile most of the Arcadian contingents were mustering at Asea.
That being so, they were quite ready to accept an Arcadian alliance.
The duty of the second, under the command of Pyrrhias the Arcadian, was to follow in the centre.Anabasis
Agias the Arcadian and Socrates the Achæan were also put to death.
- of or relating to Arcadia or its inhabitants, esp the idealized Arcadia of pastoral poetry
- rustic or bucolica life of Arcadian simplicity
- an inhabitant of Arcadia
- a person who leads or prefers a quiet simple rural life
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.