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Picture of a maid from a series of monthly sheets by Caspar Luyken around 1700

A maid is a female member of the servants and the female counterpart of the servant . In the rural area was measured at several maids on a farm between the Großmagd and Kleinmagd distinguished. In German-speaking countries, the term is not out of date, but it is rarely used with a contemporary reference, as the job it is about (worker in agriculture) has become rare.

Originally, maid meant something like Maid , an unmarried (young) woman, compare the attribute "the pure maid" for the Virgin Mary ; accordingly meant her youth in the elevated language until the 20th century virginity .

In a figurative sense z. B. the philosophy understood as the "maid of theology ".

See also: maid

Web links

Commons : Maids of Art  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files
Wiktionary: Maid  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations