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Arcaʹdian

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A shepherd, a fancy farmer; so called because the Arcadians were a pastoral people, and hence pastoral poetry is called Arcaʹdic.

An Arcadian youth. A dunce or blockhead; so called because the Arcadians were the least intellectual of all the Greeks. Juvenal (vii. 160) uses the phrase Arcadĭcus juvĕnis for a stupid fool.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Arabic Figures
Arabs
Arachnē’s Labours
Araf, Al [the partition]
Araspes (in Jerusalem Delivered)
Aratos of Achæa
Arbaces
Arbor Day
Arbor Judæ
Arcades Ambo [Arcădes 3 syl.]
Arcadian
Arcadian Nightingales
Archangels
Arch-monarch of the World
Archers
Arches (The Court of)
Archeus
Archilochian Bitterness
Archimage
Archimago [Hypocrisy]
Archimedes Principle

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