lesbian etymology

English word lesbian comes from Latin -iana, Ancient Greek Λέσβος

Detailed word origin of lesbian

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-iana Latin (lat)
Λέσβος Ancient Greek (grc)
Lesbiana Latin (lat)
lesbian English (eng) (especially of an institution or group) Intended for lesbians.. (of a romantic or sexual act or relationship) Between two women; homosexual.. (of a woman) Homosexual; preferring female romantic or sexual partners. A homosexual female, a woman who is sexually or romantically attracted to other women.

Words with the same origin as lesbian

Descendants of -iana
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