1º_ Feminine name of the island of Lesvos, which is preferred lesbio (and lesbia) instead of lesbian. 2º_ Homosexual woman. The origin of this adjective is quite poetic, as it also refers to the island of Lesvos where he lived between the seventh and sixth centuries BC. of C . the poet Sappho, whose work is interpreted to fall in love with his disciples and contemporaries assumed that his school was more of an aunt of perverted sex, so today it is not known if Sappho was a burst homosexual or nothing more than a romantic misandra. In any case, it became the flag of love between women, which was called lesbianism.