Handmaid vs Maidservant - What's the difference?

handmaid | maidservant |

As nouns the difference between handmaid and maidservant

is that handmaid is a maid that waits at hand; a female servant or attendant while maidservant is a female servant, a maid.



Alternative forms

* handmaiden


(en noun)
  • A maid that waits at hand; a female servant or attendant.
  • maidservant



  • A female servant, a maid
  • :1611' ''Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy '''maidservant''', nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy '''maidservant may rest as well as thou. Deuteronomy 5:12-13 KJV
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