Origin of Arcadian
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Prepare thy boats and row up my stream; I will lead thee to Evander, the Arcadian chief.The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art (2nd ed.) (1911)|Charles Mills Gayley
Day after day of sunny weather lights up the flowery woods and Arcadian glades.At Home And Abroad|Margaret Fuller Ossoli
First correspondence with Clinton In the excitement of this fierce controversy the Arcadian project seems to have been forgotten.The American Revolution|John Fiske
The eloquence of 63 Sannazzaro is that of the Arcadian the world over.Some Forerunners of Italian Opera|William James Henderson
The staff was quartered to right and left, and a clump of pines in the rear served for an Arcadian kitchen.The Long Roll|Mary Johnston
"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.