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

 hand·maid·en /-ˌmedṇ/

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: handmaid, servant]
      2: a personal maid or female attendant [syn: handmaid]