- a Sapphic verse.
Origin of Sapphic
Examples from the Web for sapphic
They would later be dubbed a “bloodthirsty” “lesbian she-wolf pack” and—most famously—“a seething, Sapphic septet.”‘Out in the Night’ and the Redemption of the ‘Killer Lesbian Gang'
June 21, 2014
No doubt she's sitting in her sapphic palace cackling on her money.Newcomers Invade Emmys
August 30, 2010
The game has a long history in media and popular culture, and its depictions have hardly all been Sapphic.Softball’s Not Just for Lesbians!
May 19, 2010
He forgot all about Sappho, but the Sapphic vibrations went on increasingly.Yellowstone Nights
The influence of the Sapphic legend, I fancy, not alone because of the sweet inversion.Painted Veils
Its essence is flavored with the day and lyric trail of the Sapphic students.I, Mary MacLane
Erinna and Damophyla study together the composition of Sapphic metres.Greek Women
Quantitative measures, like the Sapphic and Hexameter, were composed accentually.Wine, Women, and Song
- prosody denoting a metre associated with Sappho, consisting generally of a trochaic pentameter line with a dactyl in the third foot
- of or relating to Sappho or her poetry
- prosody a verse, line, or stanza written in the Sapphic form
Word Origin and History for sapphic
c.1500, "of or pertaining to Sappho," from French saphique, from Latin Sapphicus, from Greek Sapphikos "of Sappho," in reference to Sappho, poetess of the isle of Lesbos c.600 B.C.E. Especially in reference to her characteristic meter; sense of "pertaining to sexual relations between women" is from 1890s (cf. lesbian).