handmaiden

[ hand-meyd or hand-meyd-n ]SEE DEFINITION OF handmaiden
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The summons for her handmaiden acted as a complete restorative.

Politics of a shady nature was the handmaiden of the local administration.

What will she say when she knows how a handmaiden of hers hath been disposed of?

Or, the story of Abraham's affair with Hagar, his handmaiden?

She had been their mother's handmaiden before their mother's marriage.

"Perhaps you will explain, Sylvia," said Aaron, turning impatiently from the handmaiden.

And in other helpful ways Germany officiated as the handmaiden of Russia.

Thora was handmaiden to Gudrid; Bertha handmaid to Freydissa.

Name it,” said the Jew; “my wife has need of a handmaiden just now.

"I will sleep awhile," she said to her handmaiden, and serenely glided into slumberland.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from hand (n.) in the sense in close at hand + maid. Cf. Old English handþegn "personal attendant."

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