maighdeann

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish maigden, most likely from Old English mægden, or from Proto-Germanic *magadīną.

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maighdeann f (genitive maighdinn, plural maighdeannan)

  1. maid, maiden, virgin
  2. female servant
  3. chambermaid
  4. nymph
  5. last handful of a crop of corn cut off the land
  6. standard or bearer of driving-wheel (spinning-wheel)
  7. upright support of flyers of spinning-wheel
  8. beheading instrument

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