buco-, buc-

(Greek: rural, rustic, pastoral)

1. Relating to or characteristic of the countryside or country life; such as, a writer of bucolic poems.
2. A reference to shepherds: relating to or characteristic of shepherds, herdsmen, or flocks.
3. A reference to, or suggesting an idyllic rural life.
4. Etymology: from Latin bucolicus, from Greek boukolikos, "rustic", from boukolos, "herdsman", from bous, "cow" + -kolos, "tending", related to Latin colere, "to till (the ground), to cultivate, to dwell, to inhabit".
1. Pertaining to shepherds; pastoral.
2. A reference to, or suggesting, an idyllic rural life; a pastoral poem. 3. Formerly: a farmer; a shepherd; rustic.
1. Referring to a short descriptive poem of rural, or pastoral, life.
2. Descriptive of a country person versus a city person.
3. Characteristic of or relating to shepherds or herdsmen or a referring to someone who is devoted to raising sheep or cattle.
4. Relating to an idealized country life: "We always considered our bucolically pleasant summer vacations a great way to get away from the tensions of city life."