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helpmeet

[ help-meet ]
/ ˈhɛlpˌmit /
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noun
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Origin of helpmeet

From the phrase an help meet for him i.e., a help suitable for him, in the Authorized Version of the Bible (1611)
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British Dictionary definitions for helpmeet

helpmeet
/ (ˈhɛlpˌmiːt) /

noun
a less common word for helpmate

Word Origin for helpmeet

C17: from the phrase an helpe meet (suitable) for him Genesis 2:18
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