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 Arcades Ambo [Arcdes 3 syl.],Arcadian Nightingales. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Arca’dian.
 
A shepherd, a fancy farmer; so called because the Arcadians were a pastoral people, and hence pastoral poetry is called Arca’dic.   1
   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 Arcadcus juvnis for a stupid fool.   2
 


 Arcades Ambo [Arcdes 3 syl.],Arcadian Nightingales. 

 
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