Lewis & Short

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būcŏlĭcus, a, um, adj., = βουκολικός, pertaining to shepherds, pastoral, bucolic.

  1. I. In gen.: Bucolicōn poëma, Virgil’s pastoral poetry, the Bucolics, Col. 7, 10, 8; and absol.: Būcŏlĭca, ōrum, n., = τὰ Βουκολικά, Bucolics, Ov. Tr. 2, 538: Bucolica Theocriti et Vergilii, Gell. 9, 9, 4; cf. Serv. ad Verg. E.1.
  2. II. Esp.
    1. A. Bucolice tome = βουκολικὴ τομή; in metre, the bucolic cœsura; that of an hexameter whose fourth foot is a dactyl, and ends a word (e. g. Verg. E. 3, 1: Dic mihi, Damoeta, cujum pecus? an Meliboei?), Aus. Ep. 4, 88.
    2. B. A species of panaces, Plin. 25, 4, 11, § 31.
    3. C. Būcŏlĭci, ōrum, m., a class of Egyptian soldiers, so called from their place of abode, Bucolica, Capitol. Ant. Phil. 21; Vulcat. Avid. Cass. 6, 7.