Eclogues

[ ek-lawgz, -logz ]
/ ˈɛk lɔgz, -lɒgz /

noun

a collection of pastoral poems (42–37 b.c.) by Vergil.
Also called Bucolics.

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eclogue

[ ek-lawg, -log ]
/ ˈɛk lɔg, -lɒg /

noun

a pastoral poem, often in dialogue form.

Origin of eclogue

1400–50; late Middle English eclog < Latin ecloga < Greek eklogḗ selection, akin to eklégein to select; see ec-
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eclogue

/ (ˈɛklɒɡ) /

noun

a pastoral or idyllic poem, usually in the form of a conversation or soliloquy

Word Origin for eclogue

C15: from Latin ecloga short poem, collection of extracts, from Greek eklogē selection, from eklegein to select; see eclectic
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