[Ads-l] Antedating of "Sapphist"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun May 31 21:21:23 UTC 2015

Sapphist (OED 1902)

1891 J. A. Symonds _A Problem in Modern Ethics_ in Sean Brady _John Addington Symonds (1840-1893) and Homosexuality_ (2012) 145  What he [Paul Moreau] says in passing about "paederasts (sic), sodomites, saphists," has to be resumed.

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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