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Sapphic



adjective
1.
pertaining to Sappho or to certain meters or a form of strophe or stanza used by or named after her.
2.
Lesbian (def 2).
noun
3.
a Sapphic verse.
adjective
1.
(prosody) denoting a metre associated with Sappho, consisting generally of a trochaic pentameter line with a dactyl in the third foot
2.
of or relating to Sappho or her poetry
3.
lesbian
noun
4.
(prosody) a verse, line, or stanza written in the Sapphic form

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