Definitions for sapphicˈsæf ɪk

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  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

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  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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

  4. Origin: [L. Sapphicus, Gr. , fr. Sappho.]


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