maid

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

maid (plural maids)

  1. (dated or poetic) A girl or an unmarried young woman; maiden.
  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, now female but originally one of either gender.

Usage notes[edit]

Maid, in the sense of a girl or unmarried woman, is often used in the common (species) names of flowering plants.

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Translations[edit]

Anagrams[edit]

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.

Synonyms[edit]

Estonian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

maid

  1. partitive plural of maa

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

maid

  1. partitive singular of mai
  2. nominative plural of mai

Ludian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *maito, possibly from Proto-Finno-Permic *majδ̕ɜ. Cognates include Finnish maito.

Noun[edit]

maid

  1. milk

Northern Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈmajt/

Etymology 1[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Adverb[edit]

maid

  1. also, too
Further reading[edit]
  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002–2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[2], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronoun[edit]

maid

  1. accusative/genitive plural of mii

Old Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

·maid

  1. third-person singular present indicative conjunct of maidid

Veps[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *maito, possibly from Proto-Finno-Permic *majδ̕ɜ. Cognates include Finnish maito.

Noun[edit]

maid

  1. milk

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of maid (inflection type 1/ilo)
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 maidho
maidoho
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 maidhosai
maidohosai
maidoihesai
terminative II maidolesai maidoilesai
terminative III maidossai
additive I maidhopäi
maidohopäi
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