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maiden

[ meyd-n ]
/ ˈmeɪd n /
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noun
adjective
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Origin of maiden

First recorded before 1000; Middle English, from Old English mægden, equivalent to mægd, mæg(e)th (cognate with German Magd, Gothic magaths ) + -en -en5

OTHER WORDS FROM maiden

maid·en·ish, adjectivemaid·en·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for maiden

maiden
/ (ˈmeɪdən) /

noun

Derived forms of maiden

maidenish, adjectivemaiden-like, adjective

Word Origin for maiden

Old English mægden; related to Old High German magad, Old Norse mogr young man, Old Irish mug slave
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