bondmaid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bondmaid a female slave
    • n bondmaid a female bound to serve without wages
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bondmaid A female slave, or one bound to service without wages, as distinguished from a hired servant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bondmaid A female slave, or a female bound to service without wages.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Bondmaid a woman-slave
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Bond, (a.) or (n.) + maid,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A variant of band—A.S. bindan, to bind.

Usage

In literature:

The bondmaid screamed at the sight of them, and threw up an arm to shield herself.
"The Thrall of Leif the Lucky" by Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
The cazi, no less enamoured, says that the woman is his bondmaid, who had absconded with much money.
"Filipino Popular Tales" by Dean S. Fansler
Bondmen and bondmaids might be bought of the heathen round about them.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
Bondmen and bondmaids might be bought of the heathen round about them.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
There was a noteworthy horse in Medb's herd and he was of the value of a bondmaid; a horse to match was found among Ailill's.
"The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge" by Unknown
O swear it, lord I have wedded, lest mine honour come to nought, And I be but a wretch and a bondmaid for a year's embracing bought!
"The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs" by William Morris
For thy mother was merely a bondmaid Though thou hadst for thy father a King.
"Stories and Ballads of the Far Past" by Nora Kershaw
How have they cast me, and to whom A bondmaid?
"The Trojan Women of Euripides" by Euripides
BLANID, an Irish Bondmaid.
"King Lear's Wife; The Crier by Night; The Riding to Lithend; Midsummer-Eve; Laodice and Danaë" by Gordon Bottomley
Said Duffy to the King, 'Wilt thou buy a bondmaid, namely, my daughter?
"Beauties and Antiquities of Ireland" by T. O. Russell
The prettiest of the bondmaids gave her braids a pettish flirt.
"The Vinland Champions" by Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
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