pastoral

See also: pastorał

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French, Old French pastoral, from Latin pastoralis, from pāstor (shepherd), + adjective suffix -alis.

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AdjectiveEdit

pastoral (comparative more pastoral, superlative most pastoral)

  1. Of or pertaining to shepherds or herders of other livestock
  2. Relating to rural life and scenes
    We were living a pastoral life.
    • He wanders west as far as Memphis, a solitary migrant upon that flat and pastoral landscape. - 1985 McCarthy, Blood Meridian, chapter
    • [...] these pastoral farms,/Green to the very door; and wreaths of smoke / Sent up, in silence, from among the trees! - 1798 Wordsworth, Tintern Abbey, lines 16-18.
  3. Relating to the care of souls, to the pastor of a church or to any local religious leader charged with the service of individual parishioners, i.e. a priest or rabbi.
    pastoral duties; a pastoral letter

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NounEdit

pastoral (plural pastorals)

  1. A poem describing the life and manners of shepherds; a poem in which the speakers assume the character of shepherds; an idyll; a bucolic.
  2. (music) A cantata relating to rural life; a composition for instruments characterized by simplicity and sweetness; a lyrical composition the subject of which is taken from rural life.
  3. (religion, Christianity) A letter of a pastor to his charge; specifically, a letter addressed by a bishop to his diocese.
  4. (religion, Christianity) A letter of the House of Bishops, to be read in each parish.

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AdjectiveEdit

pastoral (masculine and feminine plural pastorals)

  1. pastoral

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French, Old French pastoral, from Latin pastoralis, from pāstor (shepherd), + adjective suffix -alis.

AdjectiveEdit

pastoral (feminine singular pastorale, masculine plural pastoraux, feminine plural pastorales)

  1. pastoral

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pastoˈʀaːl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aːl

AdjectiveEdit

pastoral (not comparable)

  1. pastoral

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PortugueseEdit

AdjectiveEdit

pastoral m or f (plural pastorais, comparable)

  1. Alternative form of pastoril
  2. pastoral (relating to the pastor of a church)

NounEdit

pastoral f (plural pastorais)

  1. (Roman Catholicism) a letter written by a bishop or the pope explaining a doctrine

SpanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

pastoral (plural pastorales)

  1. pastoral

NounEdit

pastoral f (plural pastorales)

  1. pastoral