Sapphic


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Sap·phic

 (săf′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of or relating to the Greek poet Sappho.
2.
a. Of, relating to, or being a verse characteristic of Sappho, containing 11 syllables and consisting of a trochee, a spondee or trochee, a dactyl, a trochee, and a spondee or trochee.
b. Relating to or being a stanza of three such verses followed by a verse consisting of a dactyl followed by a spondee or trochee.
c. Relating to or being an ode made up of such stanzas.
d. Of, relating to, or being a verse, stanza, or poem in accentual-syllabic meter composed in imitation of Sapphic quantitative verse.
n.
A Sapphic meter, verse, stanza, or ode.

sap·phic

 (săf′ĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to lesbianism.

[After Sappho, known for her homoerotic poetry.]

sap′phism (săf′ĭz′əm) adj.
sap′phist n. & adj.

Sapphic

(ˈsæfɪk)
adj
1. (Poetry) prosody denoting a metre associated with Sappho, consisting generally of a trochaic pentameter line with a dactyl in the third foot
2. (Poetry) of or relating to Sappho or her poetry
3. lesbian
n
(Poetry) prosody a verse, line, or stanza written in the Sapphic form

Sap•phic

(ˈsæf ɪk)

adj.
1. pertaining to Sappho or to certain meters or a form of strophe or stanza used by or named after her.
n.
3. a Sapphic verse.
[1495–1505; < Latin sapphicus < Greek sapphikós=Sapph(ṓ) Sappho + -ikos -ic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.Sapphic - a meter used by Sappho and named after her
rhythmic, rhythmical - recurring with measured regularity; "the rhythmic chiming of church bells"- John Galsworthy; "rhythmical prose"
2.sapphic - of or relating to or characterized by homosexual relations between woman
homosexual - sexually attracted to members of your own sex
Translations

sapphic

[ˈsæfɪk] ADJ (= lesbian) → sáfico

Sapphic

adjsapphisch
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