[thee-ok-ri-tuh s]
Related formsThe·oc·ri·te·an [thee-ok-ri-tee-uh n] /θiˌɒk rɪˈti ən/, The·oc·ri·tan, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. ?310–?250 bc, Greek poet, born in Syracuse. He wrote the first pastoral poems in Greek literature and was closely imitated by Virgil
Derived FormsTheocritan or Theocritean (θɪˌɒkrɪˈtiːən), adjective, noun
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