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Ancient Greek Σαπφώ (Sapphṓ, the Greek poet) +‎ -ic.

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Sapphic (not comparable)

  1. Relating to the Greek poetess Sappho from Lesbos or her poetry.
  2. (poetry) Of a certain kind of verse reputed to have been invented by Sappho, consisting of five metrical feet, of which the first, fourth, and fifth are trochees, the second is a spondee, and the third a dactyl.
  3. Alternative letter-case form of sapphic: relating to lesbianism; lesbian.

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Sapphic (plural Sapphics)

  1. (poetry) A Sapphic verse.