Definitions for sapphicˈsæf ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Sap•phicˈsæf ɪk(adj.)

  1. pertaining to Sappho or to certain meters or a form of strophe or stanza used by or named after her.

    Category: Prosody

  2. Ref: Lesbian (def. 3). 2

  3. (n.)a Sapphic verse.

    Category: Prosody

Origin of Sapphic:

1495–1505; < L sapphicus < Gk sapphikós=Sapph(ṓ)Sappho+-ikos -ic

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sapphic(adj)

    a meter used by Sappho and named after her

  2. lesbian, sapphic(adj)

    of or relating to or characterized by homosexual relations between woman

Wiktionary

  1. Sapphic(Adjective)

    Relating to the Greek poetess Sappho from Lesbos or her poetry.

    Clinton and I became peripherally involved with a pair of Leckford Road girls who, principally sapphic in their interests, would arrange for sessions of group frolic. Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22

  2. Sapphic(Adjective)

    Relating to lesbianism; lesbian (also sapphic)

  3. sapphic(Adjective)

    Relating to lesbianism; lesbian.

    Clinton and I became peripherally involved with a pair of Leckford Road girls who, principally sapphic in their interests, would arrange for sessions of group frolic. Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22

  4. Origin: From Σαπφώ + -ic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sapphic(adj)

    of or pertaining to Sappho, the Grecian poetess; as, Sapphic odes; Sapphic verse

  2. Sapphic(adj)

    belonging to, or in the manner of, Sappho; -- said of a certain kind of verse reputed to have been invented by Sappho, consisting of five feet, of which the first, fourth, and fifth are trochees, the second is a spondee, and the third a dactyl

  3. Sapphic(noun)

    a Sapphic verse

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