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Meaning of SAPPHIC

Pronunciation:  'safik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  of female homosexuality
 

SAPPHIC is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: homosexual, lesbian
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sap"phic\, a. [L. Sapphicus, Gr. ?, fr. ? Sappho.]
    1. Of or pertaining to Sappho, the Grecian poetess; as,
       Sapphic odes; Sapphic verse.
    
    2. (Pros.) 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.
    
    
  2. \Sap"phic\, n. (Pros.)
    A Sapphic verse.
    
    
 

 

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