ETYM Latin Sapphicus, Greek, from Sappho, the poetess of Lesbos.
1. Of or pertaining to Sappho, the Grecian poetess.
2. Said of a certain kind of verse reputed to have been invented by 3. Sappho, consisting of five feet, of which the first, fourth, and fifth are trochees, the second is a spondee, and the third a dactyl.
4. Pertaining to Sappho, ancient Greek poetess of Lesbos, and her love poems; erotic.
1. A verse having the metrical pattern of one of the first three lines of a sapphic strophe
2. A sapphic strophe