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English

From Latin Lesbiana, from Ancient Greek Λέσβος (Lésbos) + Latin adjective suffix -iana; by reference to Sappho of Lesbos (whence also sapphist, sapphic), known for her sentimental poems about women. This sense of the word may have been borrowed from, or influenced, by the German cognate lesbisch, where it is found in medical literature from the 1830s.

Romanian

Borrowed from French lesbien.