• Relating to the Greek poetess Sappho from Lesbos or her poetry.
  • Of a certain kind of verse reputed to have been invented by Sappho, consisting of five metrical feet, of which the first, fourth, and fifth are trochees, the second is a spondee, and the third a dactyl.
  • Alternate spelling of sapphic: relating to sexual or romantic intimacy between women.



  • Sappho (Ancient Greek Σαπφώ) -ic. Sense related to sexuality alludes to Sappho's poetry discussing love between women (see also lesbian).

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