Simple Definition of sapphic
: of or relating to sexual relations between women
Full Definition of sapphic
1 capitalized : of or relating to the Greek lyric poet Sappho
2 : of, relating to, or consisting of a 4-line strophe made up of chiefly trochaic and dactylic feet
3 : lesbian 2
Definition of sapphic
1 : a verse having the metrical pattern of one of the first three lines of a sapphic strophe
2 : a sapphic strophe
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Biographical Note for sapphic
Sap·pho \ˈsaf-(ˌ)ō\play (flourished circa 610 BC–circa 580 BC), Greek lyric poet. Sappho was the leading spirit of a coterie of female poets on the Aegean isle of Lesbos. Because of the homosexual themes in her poetry, she herself has traditionally been regarded as homosexual.
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