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#162092 - 09/26/06 04:03 AM Prelapsarian and bucolic
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The positive side of beeing a non native English language and litterature lover is that a new word really comes to you blank, brand new. The neg. side is that you make mistakes, misspellings and miss guesses.
I'm referring , not to prelapsarian of which we got the immediate explanation but to another word new to me in the fragment quote:
bucolic . I had to look it up and expected a tantrum sort of a word. Great was my surprise that it meant: arcadian, rural and more of these peaceful words.
I connected (at first sight ) bucolic with alcoholic, diabolic, workoholic,colic.
This from memory, maybe there are more words ending in 'olic' that are not on the peaceful side of life. Or just on the bucolic side. Anyway I was surprised and I'm sure not the one who could explain it. One of you perhaps.

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#162093 - 09/26/06 06:26 AM Re: Prelapsarian and bucolic
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*olic

And that's just the common words.

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#162094 - 09/26/06 07:58 AM Re: Prelapsarian and bucolic
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this isn't specifically about bucolic, but might lend some added insight:

bucolic
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#162095 - 09/26/06 08:27 AM Re: Prelapsarian and bucolic
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This is the best help I could find, Branny-Granny ( ); perhaps some real word-origin experts can add some enlightenment as to whether the -olic meaning is also applicable to other words in the list:
bucolic
1523, from L. bucolicus, from Gk. boukolikos "rustic," from boukolos "herdsman," from bous "cow" + -kolos "tending," related to L. colere "to till (the ground), cultivate, dwell, inhabit" (the root of colony).


From:
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#162096 - 09/26/06 08:27 AM Re: Prelapsarian and bucolic
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Perhaps one would hope to frolic in a place that is bucolic .
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#162097 - 09/26/06 11:30 AM Re: Prelapsarian and bucolic
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Thanks. Jackie-be-Lucky , for the Online Etymology Dictionary to add to my favorites. I try to make head and tail from their information.
I try to keep my replies in one post so:
etaoin , I visited your pleasant 2005 nautically bucolic thread and although I think your wife has the right of it I would give it a 2006 try by calling it hydrarcadian.(not a total beauty, but see some seagrass waving and the occasional seacow)
Aramis II Yes! Frolic . !! Positive!
Symbolic came to my mind as a word that takes no sides.

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#162098 - 09/26/06 04:43 PM Re: Prelapsarian and bucolic
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> I think your wife has the right of it

say what?!
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#162099 - 09/26/06 06:54 PM Re: Prelapsarian and bucolic
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>> When I asked spouse Laverne she immediately replied "There probably isn't one," <<

Probably confusing Dale's reply to your post with a post by you, eta.

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#162100 - 09/27/06 01:43 AM Re: Prelapsarian and bucolic
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Quote:

> I think your wife has the right of it

say what?!




Excuse me, Etaoin. A mistake.(Senectitude). It was indeed dalehileman who was referring to his spouse's opinion. Sorry. Still it was a nice thread to read.

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#162101 - 09/27/06 07:21 AM Huh?
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Where's Dale's reply? It doesn't show up here on little Mr Laptop.

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