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Dictionaries :: Damsel

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International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia


dam'-zel: A young, unmarried woman; a girl (lass); maiden (compare French demoiselle). The Revised Version (British and American) in Mt 26:69; Joh 18:17; Ac 12:13; 16:16 gives "maid" for paidiske, "a girl," i.e. (spec.) a maidservant or young female slave (the King James Version "damsel"), and "child" for paidion, "a half-grown boy or girl," in Mr 5:39,40 bis. 41.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g2877 Greek: korasion


a diminutive of kore, "a girl," denotes "a little girl" (properly a colloquial word, often used disparagingly, but not so in later writers); in the NT it is used only in familiar conversation, Mat 9:24, 25 (AV, "maid"); 14:11; Mar 5:41, 42; 6:22, 28.

2 Strong's Number: g3813 Greek: paidion


a diminutive of pais, denotes "a young child (male or female)" in the AV of Mar 5:39-41 (1st line); the RV corrects "damsel" to "child," so as to distinguish between the narrative of facts, and the homely address to the little girl herself, in which, and in the following sentence, korasion is used. (See No. 1).

3 Strong's Number: g3814 Greek: paidiske


denotes "a young girl, or a female slave;" "damsel," AV, in Jhn 18:17; Act 12:13; 16:16; RV "maid" in each case.


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