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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hand·maid Hand·maid·en n. A maid that waits at hand; a female servant or attendant. [wns=2]
    A dictionary containing a natural history requires too many hands, as well as too much time, ever to be hoped for.   --Locke.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: in a subordinate position; "theology should be the
           handmaiden of ethics"; "the state cannot be a servant of
           the church" [syn: handmaiden, servant]
      2: a personal maid or female attendant [syn: handmaiden]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    servant (Gen. 16:1; Ruth 3:9; Luke 1:48). It is probable that
    Hagar was Sarah's personal attendant while she was in the house
    of Pharaoh, and was among those maid-servants whom Abram had
    brought from Egypt.