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1. A native or inhabitant of Lesbos.
2. The ancient Greek dialect of Lesbos.
Of or relating to Lesbos.
[From Latin Lesbius, from Greek Lesbios, from Lesbos.]
A woman whose sexual orientation is to women.
Of, relating to, or being a lesbian. See Usage Note at gay.
[After Lesbos, home of Sappho, known for her homoerotic poetry.]
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a female homosexual
of or characteristic of lesbians
[C19: from the homosexuality attributed to Sappho]
1. a native or inhabitant of Lesbos
2. (Languages) the Aeolic dialect of Ancient Greek spoken in Lesbos
3. of or relating to Lesbos
4. (Poetry) of or relating to the poetry of Lesbos, esp that of Sappho
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les•bi•an(ˈlɛz bi ən)
1. a female homosexual.
2. (cap.) a native or inhabitant of Lesbos.adj.
3. of, pertaining to, or characterized by female homosexuality.
4. (cap.) of or pertaining to Lesbos.
[1595–1605; < Latin Lesbi(us) Lesbian (< Greek Lésbios, adj. derivative of Lésbos Lesbos) + -an1; (definitions 2,5) alluding to the Lesbian poet Sappho]
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|Noun||1.||lesbian - a female homosexual|
|2.||Lesbian - a resident of Lesbos|
Lesbos, Lesvos, Mytilene - an island of eastern Greece in the eastern Aegean Sea; in antiquity it was famous for lyric poetry
|Adj.||1.||lesbian - of or relating to or characterized by homosexual relations between woman|
homosexual - sexually attracted to members of your own sex
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adj → lesbisch; lesbian and gay rights/issues → Rechte pl → /Probleme pl → der Lesben und Schwulen; the lesbian and gay community → die Lesben und Schwulen; lesbian and gay people → Lesben und Schwule pl; the lesbian and gay movement → die Lesben- und Schwulenbewegung
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1. adj → lesbico/a
2. n → lesbica
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. lesbiana, mujer homosexual.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
lesbianadj lesbiana; n lesbiana, mujer f homosexual; —, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) lesbianas, gays, transexuales y bisexuales; lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y transgéneros; [Note: The first translation is not a literal translation, since transexual is not synonymous with transgénero, but it is the more common translation and can be found in the title of various organizations.]
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