maid

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Middle English mayde, maide, abbreviation of maiden. Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *magaþs(maid, virgin).

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Noun[edit]

maid ‎(plural maids)

  1. (dated or poetic) A girl or an unmarried young woman; maiden.
    Note - maid is often used in the common or species names of flowering plants.
  2. A female servant or cleaner (short for maidservant).
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 2, in The Mirror and the Lamp[1]:
      She was a fat, round little woman, richly apparelled in velvet and lace, […]; and the way she laughed, cackling like a hen, the way she talked to the waiters and the maid, […]—all these unexpected phenomena impelled one to hysterical mirth, and made one class her with such immortally ludicrous types as Ally Sloper, the Widow Twankey, or Miss Moucher.
  3. (archaic) A virgin of either gender.

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English maid, Middle English mayde, maide, abbreviation of maiden. Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *magaþs(maid, virgin).

Noun[edit]

maid

  1. A female servant or cleaner; a maidservant, a housemaid.

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Northern Sami[edit]

Adverb[edit]

maid

  1. also, too

Veps[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Related to Finnish maito.

Noun[edit]

maid

  1. milk

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of maid
nominative sing. maid
genitive sing. maidon
partitive sing. maidod
partitive plur. maidoid
singular plural
nominative maid maidod
accusative maidon maidod
genitive maidon maidoiden
partitive maidod maidoid
essive-instructive maidon maidoin
translative maidoks maidoikš
inessive maidos maidoiš
elative maidospäi maidoišpäi
illative  ? maidoihe
adessive maidol maidoil
ablative maidolpäi maidoilpäi
allative maidole maidoile
abessive maidota maidoita
comitative maidonke maidoidenke
prolative maidodme maidoidme
approximative I maidonno maidoidenno
approximative II maidonnoks maidoidennoks
egressive maidonnopäi maidoidennopäi
terminative I  ? maidoihesai
terminative II maidolesai maidoilesai
terminative III maidossai
additive I  ? maidoihepäi
additive II maidolepäi maidoilepäi

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References[edit]

  • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007), “молоко”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika