What does Sapphic mean?

Refers to a woman who is attracted to other women. Originated from the Archaic Greek Poet Sappho from the island in Lesbos who was born in 630 BC.

Sapphic

Other definitions of Sapphic:

  • Lady who likes ladies, sexually or romantically.
  • Related to Sappho, her lyrics or poetry.
  • Relating to female homosexuality. From "Sappho", a poet from Lesbos in Greece, where the term lesbian originates.

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Sapphic:

  • Little is known about Sappho's life, but she is quite influential to sapphic writers.

  • Raise that sapphic flag high! Be proud, girl!


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References:

Wikipedia Article on Sappho

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BBC Ideas Video: Gender, love and sex: What can we learn from the ancient Greek poet Sappho?

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