arcadian

[ ahr-key-dee-uh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF arcadian
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Clearly when he does what the man is said to do in the tale of the Arcadian temple of Lycaean Zeus.

Meanwhile most of the Arcadian contingents were mustering at Asea.

That being so, they were quite ready to accept an Arcadian alliance.

The duty of the second, under the command of Pyrrhias the Arcadian, was to follow in the centre.

Agias the Arcadian and Socrates the Achæan were also put to death.

At once she was in a little valley in Boeotia in the Arcadian day.

In Eleusis he killed Cercyon, the Arcadian, in a wrestling match.

One cannot help envying these happy Creoles the enjoyment of their Arcadian life.

The Arcadian was said to have cured the women of Sparta of a fit of madness.

He is in the Arcadian and fortunate condition of a lover who has no rivals.

WORD ORIGIN

"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.

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