Definition of sapphic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsæfɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsæfɪk//
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relating to lesbians Word Originearly 16th cent. (originally relating to Sappho or her poetry): from French saphique, via Latin from Greek Sapphikos, from Sapphō. Sapphō was a Greek lyric poet who lives on Lesbos in early 7th century BC. Many of her poems express love and affection for women.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sapphic