Sappho

Sappho

[saf-oh]
noun
c620–c565 b.c, Greek poet, born in Lesbos.
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Sappho (ˈsæfəʊ)
 
n
6th century bc, Greek lyric poetess of Lesbos

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Sappho [(saf-oh)]

An ancient Greek poet known for her love lyrics.

Note: The word lesbian is derived from the island of Lesbos, the birthplace of Sappho, who was a homosexual.
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