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Of or relating to lesbianism.
[After Sappho, known for her homoerotic poetry.]
sap′phism (săf′ĭz′əm) adj.
sap′phist n. & adj.
1. Of or relating to the Greek poet Sappho.
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.
A Sapphic meter, verse, stanza, or ode.
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a less common word for lesbianism. See lesbianism
[C19: after Sappho, who is believed to have been a lesbian]
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sap•phism(ˈsæf ɪz əm)
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|Noun||1.||sapphism - female homosexuality |
gayness, homoeroticism, homosexualism, homosexuality, queerness - a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the same sex
tribadism - a form of lesbianism that simulates heterosexual intercourse
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