Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A native or inhabitant of Lesbos.
  • n. The ancient Greek dialect of Lesbos.
  • adj. Of or relating to Lesbos.

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  • n. A native or inhabitant of Lesbos.
  • n. Alternative capitalization of lesbian: a homosexual woman.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the island of Lesbos.
  • adj. Alternative capitalization of lesbian: (of women) homosexual.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From Latin Lesbius, from Greek Lesbios, from Lesbos .

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From Latin Lesbius ("Lesbian") + adjective suffix -an, from Latin adjective suffix -anus, -ana. The sense of ‘homosexual’ is a reference to Sappho, a famous inhabitant of Lesbos and homosexual poet.

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