damsel

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PIE root
*dem-

From Middle English dameisele, from Old French damoisele, from Late Latin *domnicella, from Classical Latin domina ‎(mistress), from domus ‎(house) (from which English domestic etc.), from Proto-Indo-European *dṓm, from root *dem- ‎(to build).

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damsel ‎(plural damsels)

  1. A young woman (of noble birth).
  2. A girl; a maiden (without sexual experience).
  3. A young woman who is not married.

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