Name: Sappho

Origin and Meaning of the Name Sappho

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    (SAH foe); (SAP foe)
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    Itself (Sappho)
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Miscellaneous Info for Sappho

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    Greek speaking countries
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    Sappho was an ancient Greek poet from the island of Lesbos. Although only a certain selection of her work is extant, the passionate nature of some of the poems addressed to girls led to the creation of the adjectives 'Sapphic' and 'lesbian' to refer to eroticism between women. The name is very rare in Greece today.

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