American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A young woman or girl; a maiden.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A young unmarried woman; especially, in former use, a maiden of gentle birth.
- n. A contrivance put into a bed to warm the feet of old or sick persons. Bailey.
- n. A projection on a millstone-spindle for shaking the shoe.
- n. A titular designation of a young gentleman; a young man of gentle or noble birth: as, damsel Pepin; damsel Richard, Prince of Wales.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A young person, either male or female, of noble or gentle extraction
- n. A young unmarried woman; a girl; a maiden.
- n. (Milling) An attachment to a millstone spindle for shaking the hopper.
- n. a young unmarried woman
- Middle English, dameisele, from Old French damoisele, from Late Latin *domnicella, from Classical Latin domina ("mistress"), from domus ("house") (from which English domestic etc.), from Proto-Indo-European *dṓm, from root *demh₂- (“to build”). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English damisele, from Old French dameisele, damoiselle, from Vulgar Latin *dominicella, diminutive of domina, lady; see dame. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“There said the Kazis, O King, of a truth this damsel is the wonder of the world, and of our age the unique pearl!”
“Replied the old woman, O my lady, this damsel is a liar.”
“He shut himself up in his palace for a while, mourning and afflicted; but at last his Wazirs came in to him and applied themselves to comfort him, saying, “Verily, he who took the damsel is an enchanter, and praised be Allah who hath delivered thee from his craft and sorcery!””
“Yon damsel, is patiently trying to save my protag from his own worst natures, as an equal if not superior.”
“The while she smiled in their faces so as to win their hearts; and she promised them all manner of good and seated them in their proper stations, as if she had been brought up with them; so all wondered at her beauty and loveliness and said to one another, “This damsel is none other than a Queen, the daughter of a King.””
“Then he said to him, O my son, thou art but young in years and the damsel is fair, so belike thy heart will be taken with her and it will be grievous to thee to vend her.”
“They replied, “Say thou, ‘This damsel is not my wife and the monies are her monies, and I have transgressed against her and brought her far from her country.’””
““Verily this damsel is lovely as the Venus-star363 and all who see her love her and bow before her beauty and loveliness.””
“Commander of the Faithful, bear witness against me that this damsel is more learned than I in medicine and what else, and that I cannot cope with her.”
““I call Allah to witness, O Commander of the Faithful, that this damsel is more learned than I in theology and what pertaineth to the Law.””
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