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.


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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How to use the term 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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