Sapphic Definition

Of or relating to lesbianism.
American Heritage
Of Sappho.
Webster's New World
Designating or of certain meters or a form of stanza or strophe used by or named after Sappho, esp. a stanza of three lines, of five or six stresses each, followed by a short line.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
Of, relating to, or being a verse characteristic of Sappho, containing 11 syllables and consisting of a trochee, a spondee or trochee, a dactyl, a trochee, and a spondee or trochee.
American Heritage
A Sapphic verse.
Webster's New World

Origin of Sapphic

  • From Ancient Greek Σαπφώ (Sapphō, “the Greek poet") + -ic.

    From Wiktionary

  • After Sappho known for her homoerotic poetry

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Sapphic.

    From Wiktionary

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