maidenhood

[meyd-n-hoo d]
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Origin of maidenhood

before 900; Middle English; Old English mægdenhād. See maiden, -hood
Also called maidhood.
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maidenhood

noun
  1. the time during which a woman is a maiden or a virgin
  2. the condition of being a maiden or virgin
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Word Origin and History for maidenhood
n.

Old English mægdenhad "maidenhood;" see maiden (n.) + -hood.

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