adjective Also bu·col·i·cal.
Origin of bucolic
Examples from the Web for bucolics
The true edition is known, by having at plate 1, before the Bucolics, the following Latin passage printed in red ink.Bibliomania; or Book-Madness|Thomas Frognall Dibdin
His compositions in Latin are—Africa, an epic poem; his Bucolics, containing twelve eclogues; and three books of epistles.
Pasiphaë's monstrous passion for a bull is certainly a subject enough fitted for bucolics.
I took with me a flute, a copy of the Bucolics of Virgil, and numerous linen garments.
They also keep capons, fruit and other things, and for all these matters there is a book which they call the Bucolics.Ideal Commonwealths|Various
adjective Also: bucolical
Word Origin for bucolic
1610s, earlier bucolical (1520s), from Latin bucolicus, from Greek boukolikos "pastoral, rustic," from boukolos "cowherd, herdsman," from bous "cow" (see cow (n.)) + -kolos "tending," related to Latin colere "to till (the ground), cultivate, dwell, inhabit" (the root of colony). Middle Irish búachaill, Welsh bugail "shepherd" are Celtic words form from the same root material as Greek boukolos.